Urban Family was founded by Paul and Shantel Patu who are recognized in the Greater Seattle area as youth and family intervention experts, and community leaders. They have frequently been called upon by civic and community leaders to help stabilize neighborhoods under duress; and have mitigated the influence of systemic poverty, oppression, gangs, and youth violence by providing grassroots and collaborative leadership, intervention programs, training, and consultation. Their innovative approach to problem-solving has helped many youths and their families to make life-changing decisions.
The Community Safety Specialist (CSS) will be responsible for providing community-based safety patrol, support, and engagement to youth involved in gangs, violence, and the juvenile justice system. CSS is part of the Critical Incident Response (CIR) team that responds to incidents of youth and gang violence in targeted communities. CSS will act as a bridge between traditionally hard-to-reach youth and the services that help youth thrive. CSS will work with partners to connect youth to services, reduce personal risk factors and engage in services that increase their protective factors and network of support.
- Community Advocacy
- Social Services