Two critical figures of the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force were recognized for their efforts to regionalize and coordinate services through a groundbreaking multi-city and multi-disciplinary partnership.
Corey Sianez, Chief of Police for the Buena Park Police Department and the Chair of the Task Force along with Tiffany Pang, co-founder of Outreach Grid, both made The Orange County Register’s list for the ‘100 Most Influential People in Orange County.’
The Task Force has three focus areas: youth violence prevention and intervention, assist the formerly incarcerated with re-entry services and homeless outreach.
Formed in 2017 by AB 97 (Ting, 2017), the four-year pilot program comprised of the cities, 40 plus community based organizations and police chiefs of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Placentia, Stanton, and Yorba Linda.
Bridging Pang’s Outreach Grid with Chief Sianez’s law enforcement background has created an irrepressible force.
“Recognition of Chief Sianez and Ms. Pang by The Register affirms that the work by the Task Force is making incremental impacts in parts of our communities in North Orange County and that it matters,” said Soo Kang, Executive Director of the Task Force. “The unconventional combination of Chief Sianez’s leadership, the Task Force’s hallmark strategy of community partnership first approach and of Outreach Grid’s technology are showing promising results in the three focus areas.”
The Register sought new faces and leaders who were involved with “the social justice movement and those who work tirelessly to keep us safe.”
Orange County is home to 3.2 million people and The Register sought nominations from the community to highlight those who strive to help make life better.
Here’s what the Register said about Sianez:
“Buena Park’s chief of police is the chairman of the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force. The group is comprised of several police departments working together with community-benefit organizations to provide services – a service first, enforcement-as-a-last–resort approach.”
You can read more about Chief Corey Sianez in this Behind the Badge profile.
Here’s what the newspaper said about Pang:
“The technology she innovated and created played a key role in getting several hundred people experiencing homelessness into services and off the streets as part of the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force. It’s generating significant interest from other parts of the state as they look at her technology and the approach of the task force as a model for other parts of the state. ‘You no longer have to rely on the enthusiasm of the case manager or the outreach worker,” she said.
Read more about Outreach Grid here.