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same location so that we have the ability to handle this culturally if we have other issues. i want to talk about the notification process. you have a shooting or stabbing incident. sfpd it is the one that gets notified of that. if it is a homicide or they get a indication that it is a critically wounded victim, then they will contact our dph the spot coord is thent. call, the person is who did and they are already taken to san francisco genehe res do is call the medical social worker to determine what is the status of tha
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they will contact the response coordinator. and then i wanted to put there, when somebody is wounded in coming out of the hospital, they may be engaged with wraparound projects or trauma recovery centers for cor crn's s they are getting discharged. this is the activation peace. they will assess or determine the level of the response that needs to occur. how many staff do we need to send out? they will activate the crisis response team. they will either respond to the crime scene or general hospital. what they will do is follow
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where everybody has been taken. they will also contact me crn -- the crn coordinator. supervisor avalos: crt does work with families? where does that occur? general hospital, more than one? >> we follow the victim and the families. it is a variety of things. sometimes they are negotiating who is going to be the person that represents the family. there is a variety of new ones to deal with. some of the families are quite large. i will talk a little bit about -- i will continue with that. the response coordinator -- we will activate a team and designated lead court nation. when they go to the scene or the
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hospital, what they would do, they will check in with the sfpd surgeon or officer to let them know that they have arrived. a lot of times, it has gone to the point where the police department, when the team arrives, will start to point out the family members. or the social worker at the hospital, they have to report to the hospital. part of the thing that the team knows, at the crime scene, the police department is the lead. we do not want to contaminate this crime scene, so it is working with them. at the hospital, it is the hospital that is in charge. coordinating with them. we are support. it is developed where they are actually helpful. supervisor avalos: before you continue, i want to make sure you get through your
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presentation and this is good information for me, but there are also a lot of people from the public who are here. not to hurry you, but after your presentation, we will go to public comment, and then we will hear back from the departments that are remaining. i know a lot of people here -- a key component of this item will be public comment. please continue. i would not alter your presentation. >> on the initial response, if the crt is out on the scene and they have activated a crn, they would do a briefing and coordinate with the crt. the crt will be engaging with the family members. sometimes the crn will already have a relationship with the
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family, and if so, they will use that. another job of theirs is to assess the environment. are there school in the vicinity? are there a lot of residents? was bid at a community center or during a child care program? we can follow up with those entities, particularly if it occurred during the daytime. working with the families, the liaison with the police department, or medical examiner, for information for the family. for example, when the body will be released, who is the homicide investigator. just, what is the process, so that we can do the planning? after the incident, the next day, crt will report a summary to the administration appeared
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whenever they were contacted, what happened, whether they responded, so we get a summary. i also reviewed -- sfpd puts out a recap of city incidents. i will go out to any injuries and coordinate. then i will send out an e-mail notification so that people understand that this occurred in their area. also to dispel any rumors. a lot of the gossip was made very difficult. i will turn it over now to stefani who will be dealing with the crisis center. supervisor avalos: it looks like we lost some media here. we are still on. we are back on.
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>> [inaudible] quick overview of the crisis services in general and then i will go into with the crisis response service provides. the ordeal of crisis services, our goal is to provide you, families, communities with acute mental health and crisis response services city-wide. integrated service can compose a five different teams, three of which are crisis teams. the mobile crisis team provides six days a week triage, case management to individuals aged 18 years or older. our child crisis team which provides mobile 24-hour, seven- day a week crisis intervention, case management, hospital discharge planning, medication support for children under the age of 18. the team i will be talking about
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today is our crisis response team. our crisis response team provides 24-hour, seven-day a week response, responding to homicides, critical shootings and suicides, assist with linkages to victim services, funeral and burial arrangements, provides mental health and case management services. charlie went over about a notification process. i will go through that quickly. we received calls from sfpd and our san francisco general. as we received the call, we gathered information, identified it, age, name of the victim. we will dispatch a team of -- as well as contact our crn partners if the victim is between the ages of 18 and 25. we will respond to hospitals and hospital scenes. we will check in with the
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sergeant or via officer holding the roster, as well as the san francisco social worker who will help us identify who the family members are. once we have identified through the family members are the victim, we will begin to provide our support to the family by introducing ourselves, telling them about our services, acting as a liaison between the hospital, a social worker, police officers sitting with family members if their loved one is in surgery, and also beginning to talk about the next steps. the following days we provide 24-hour support to the victim's family. we will help to lead them to victim services, we will assist with filling out the application, we will take them to victim services as needed. we will also help them with funeral arrangements by taking them to mortuaries, cemeteries,
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walking them through the process, helping them make arrangements to identify church's or were they with a to have the funeral service. once the funeral date is set, we will also attend the funeral with the family and offer them on going support. our mental health services we provide short-term case management services, helping families with to outpatient mental health services, them linked to natural resources in their community, as well as what additional needs the family may need. we provide grief counseling to families. we also provide trauma-focused conative behavioral therapy to youth which helps them to identify coping skills to deal with the trauma that they may have experienced. what we have found out is many of our clients that we serve do not want mental health services directly after a homicide. they do not see those services
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until months or years later after it has impacted some aspect of their life and they feel they are more ready to engage in the mental health process. i will give it a little bit of statistics, according to our records, there were 40 homicides and 74 shootings between january and july 26, 2012. we responded to 62% of those homicides and 2% of those shootings. 57% of the homicides occurred in the omi, se neighborhoods. incidents. families were of her mental health services. 60% accepted and were provided case management or counseling services, 40% declined. although they declined those services, we will still provide 30 or 60-day follow-up not only for homicides, shootings, but we
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also have weekly meetings with our crn partners where we do a review of the shooting, community violence incidents, we all abide debriefing services to the community at large after it any critical incident. one of our preventive services that we have in our crisis team is our multi systemic therapy team which works in collaboration with a juvenile probation, where 80% of their clients are victims of community violence, or perpetrators of community violence. they help you develop positive coping skills and developing in positive environment, they empower the parents to provide a more structured environment so that their youth will not be a victim or perpetrator of the community violence. they also provide 24-hour support to their families. other mental health services in
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the department that are located in the omi and south east district are the omi outpatient clinic, baby mental health clinic, and our saudis mental- health located on lincoln, which serves children. the crisis response services offered to families and communities offer services to families and team members, any type of service after every incident we provide a brief in support service, mental health support to family members, and community members exposed to violence, regardless of insurance and status and a location. you can access us 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 970- 3800. thank you. >> thank you. supervisor avalos: there was on ocean avenue, a mental health
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center. that has been closed down? i think there is a family resource center there now. is that where there are mental health services being provided? >> i just know the omi. that is on the ocean, so i do not know. supervisor avalos: the family resource center. [inaudible] we would get to the bottom of it. i appreciate your patience in getting to public comment. why don't we go ahead -- i will call a few names of folks who can come forward. then we would get to the department after public comment. once we get to the kurds, folks can line up as well. -- cards, folks can line up.
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sheila grier. gwen brown. mike brown. marlena tran. three minutes each. >> good morning, supervisors, to the audience and everyone here. i am the co-founder of the human circle for the sole support group. many of you already know i lost my son 16 years ago to street violence, and a nephew in 2007 also to street violence. i am standing here today to talk about the homicides that have
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occurred, here in the city of san francisco. we are now in july, not even then with july, and we have 40 homicides. that is a problem for me, a serious problem. especially when i get the phone calls from the parents in the community about what is going on. we have some feuding going on between two cultures from double rock, african-americans and samoan the rear try to work with right now, with the united players and others, we are out there in the trenches trying to build and bring some prevention in those areas to prevent further homicides. as far as the mayor's office, i wanted to say this. we have been tried to get a meeting with the mayor on several occasions. we have come to his office several times.
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other mothers from the healing circle. we have done the scheduling, e- mail the mayor. we have gone to his office and knocked on his door on several occasions, including the day that we had to stop and frisk rally. we had been ignored by mayor ed lee on many occasions and we feel very disrespected by that and feel that he is very insensitive when it comes to what we have to say about the violence in our city. i wanted to put that out there. i think it is very disrespectful on his part, as our mayor, to ignore us, and not want to meet with us. i do not know what his agenda is regarding violent but we have a lot of solutions. our voices need to be heard. the other thing i wanted to say is, the person who handles --
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one of the ministers here in san francisco who has been removed from an area that he should not have been removed from. i want to thank barbara and charlie from dph for the work they have been doing with us that the healing circle, but i really feel putting this back into the neighborhood. we need him. he is a big piece, when people of color see him, he presents a lot of things from happening. supervisor avalos: thank you. >> good morning, supervisors. my name is sharon hewitt. executive director of the project. i would like to ask for a
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reflection on the lives that have been lost. standing here today in remembrance of the jordan jordan, one of the members of my community. the young man i had worked with, whose life was ended prematurely. saturday afternoon, supervisor 0 olague, a young man was shot in the face. the young man was the survivor of a mother who had been merged five years ago. this is multi generational. thank you, supervisor avalos, foyer consistent stand. this is not just an omi issue, this is a city-wide issue. i want to commend the efforts of malia cohen and hurt addressing this issue of violence. i am assured that you will continue to work. i wanted to say quickly,
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supervisor avalos, you and i have been doing this for 10 years. there are some lessons learned. one of the primary things we have to do is ensure continuity of services. you heard the woman speak before regarding the the permit a public health saying that 80%, 90% of people are responding to these incidents. uni know that that is not right. i want to commend the efforts under way by the housing authority to bring more synergy to the response. it is not a police problem exclusively. it is a combined problem. every department needs to be pulled back and looked at a quarterly basis to quantify best practices. it is not a department of children youth problem because they do not have the authority to exceed other departments that need to be part of the discussion. i want to encourage you to increase reliance on the university's as well as the philanthropic community to bring us up to a state of the
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art best practices systemic response. one of the things the police can do immediately as the first respondents to a scene is provide multi language information regarding resources for people who are directly and tangentially involved. maybe more information will be forthright. again, we want to commend and thank you for continuing to make this a priority for the city. we are available to assist. economic justice is that the court. thank you. supervisor avalos: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. marlene spokesperson for the visitation vallate asian alliance. also, ed district attorney gaston's group. last night, the standard trustco police commission held a meeting in visitation valley. many of the people that attended
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last night, including chief sur, paul henderson, mary harris, and many others were there. i wanted to thank sharon for working with the closely regarding the issues in visitation valley. actually, for years, we all know that there has been disturn thet sector. we have the highest homicide rates on our youth, mainly because of gun violence. why does it take a terrible tragedy, like the aurora shootings to make people understand all this going on? we need to work vigorously to ban assault weapons, the sale of firearms and ammunition via the internet, and easy accessibility of guns in the city. will san francisco take the lead to address these serious issues?
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my request when everyone mentions this is, if not now, when? we talk about it, we cry about it, we pray about it, but we have not been able to really do anything about gun-control. obviously, prevention and intervention is the best measure. i feel a lot of sympathy for mary scott's healing circle. i have been there to lobby and help them also in the past. i think this ongoing issue with gun-control is to rampant. we need to do something about it. before i close, i want to show you what guns have been doing to america. i hope this shows it.
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supervisor avalos: thank you. >> good afternoon. my name is sheila greer. i would like to thank the supervisors first for hearing me this morning. i am a victim of murder, a witness. i came forward to san francisco and i stood up for what i believed. i believe in what you guys said, what you said about our communities. now the city is leaving me with a $3,000 balance, leaving me with paying rent above what i
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get a month. they also discontinued me out of the witness protection program. what i'm trying to let you know is you are not doing enough. you want people to come forward but when people come forward, you get screwed by the witness protection program. mr. kerrigan, his favorite thing is opt out of the program. i had two sons murdered and killed in san francisco. i had one killed in the alemany projects. they told me -- and i still stood up for the murder. first he got shot and i testified. i did everything that i told them i would do. they also assured me that they would take care of this. now they come back and tell me that they cannot take care of the bill. also, because they did not take
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care of what they said they would take care of, and they assured me that they would, and they live and strong me along. i got the man captured, convicted, and sentenced to 205 years for this murder. he was molesting children. two of the children were being molested in the home, and you want people to stand up and speak up, and then you want to kick them out of the program with nothing? you gave me -- gascon gave me a national award. i have no where to put this award. i am a person that speaks out for what is right. we are citizens of san francisco. we should not be scared to stand up and stay in our homes and not cooperate. we have to cooperate with the police and everything, but you guys have to do right by us.
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they told me yesterday that if i did not turn in, i would be filed with federal charges and now i am a criminal. imagine that? all i did was stand up for what was right. i did what was right by my community. my mother is a pioneer of bayview hunters point. people of color, we are not getting our just due with the witness protection program. they need to step up their game, and when you tell somebody you are going to do something, you need to step up and do it. >> i concur with you, sheila. i know your sons and the ins did you are speaking up. we have the housing authority, city attorney, and i just lost focus for the of what i wanted to say. we have been basing this for years. homicide's written for other projects. people come forward.
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they had no relocation. that is when kamela harris was here. you on the to step up to the plate. how much money are we spending in prevention and homicide? all of these services they spoke of, crn and all that, what does that mean, when dcyf is coming around looking for everybody? when you look at the homicides, you spend about $1 million on homicide and we cannot get no economic program to come to the community. when it comes to bayview, we are going to roll this out. we have five men coming from park and representative. we have all this stuff going on. but then when it comes to omi, there is nothing left for us.
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i want to commend you for bringing this issue up. that is a beautiful thing. but we cannot with proposition a. it lost by 1000 votes. you know what that was about? $5 million going to economically-deprived communities. bayview, western addition, and lakeview. you know what that would have done? the ymca, could well, somebody like that. you are overlooking african- americans. how many homicides have the police department's stop? open cases, open cases. commander holder, god bless him, years ago, he would kick in doors and get stuff done but he was kicked out. this is by design. they do not one but people here. all