Only 40 out of almost 300 applicants were chosen by the Orange County Department of Education to participate in a Gang Intervention Certification Program. Two OCCC staff members ranked among those 40: Program Specialist Esther Landin and Placement and Recruitment Specialist Susan Soria.
The class will learn everything from the dynamics of gang membership to the necessary tools of working with gangs to how to effectively enact prevention and intervention. They will hear guest lecturers and go on field trips to the probation office, juvenile hall and Homeboy Industries. At the end of the 15 week class, Landin and Soria will earn their Gang Intervention Certificates.
Expect to hear more about what they’ve learned once they finish the course.