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NCJ Number: 250264 Find in a Library
Title: National Gang Center Outreach Worker Safety Tips
Corporate Author: National Gang Ctr (NGC)
United States of America
Date Published: September 2016
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: National Gang Ctr (NGC)
Tallahassee, FL 32317-2729
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2014-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Factsheet; Instructional Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online); Factsheet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Safety tips are provided for outreach workers who interact with gang members in high-risk neighborhoods.
Abstract: Seventeen brief safety tips are offered. They include informing your supervisor or coworkers of your schedule, location, and names of clients; ensuring your phone is charged at all times; dress casually without any gang colors; stay informed on recent violence in the community and have a coworker with you when working in high-risk areas of a neighborhood; be aware of your surroundings and avoid areas with unusual activities; lock up items with personal or client information when leaving your vehicle; stand to the side of a client’s front door when knocking or ringing the bell; determine whether the client is alone; do not attempt to mediate in domestic quarrels; do not share personal information or issues with youth; maintain professional boundaries with clients; do not discuss one client with another client; use de-escalation techniques in managing conflict; and introduce yourself to community residents and clarify your job as an outreach worker.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Gang Prevention; Occupational safety and health; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Social worker casework
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