July 2019

First Things First, Connecting People to People; Resources Come Second: Case Management at Homeboy Industries

Steve Avalos
Jose Arellano
Shirley Torres

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Workshops Session III
This presentation reveals the ways case management at Homeboy Industries focuses connecting people to people first and resources, second. Given the experiences and histories that former gang-members have with different systems of care, incarceration, and supervision over their life spans, case managers have developed inventive approaches and practices to how we now receive, engage, and support trainees throughout their 18-month journeys. There is a focus, building relationships in community, alongside the much-needed network of resources.