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Get Safe Choice Personal Safety, Inc.

Changing Mindsets, Changing Outcomes

aka GET SAFE   |   Tustin, CA   |  www.getsafeusa.com

Mission

GET SAFE creates change through safety education, awareness and effective communication, in order to create safer outcomes for people from all walks of life.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Mr. Stuart Haskin

Main address

18122 Norwood Park Place

Tustin, CA 92780 USA

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Formerly known as

CHOICE Personal Safety

EIN

33-0772477

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

First Responder Training

Did you know: 1 in 48 people are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and 1 in 6 people in the U.S. has developmental disability. At GET SAFE, we believe everyone is a first responder. As statistics show, we will all encounter a colleague, peer, or customer who has a developmental disability. First Responder Training (FRT) heightens your "disability awareness" by providing the information and tools needed to recognize and understand certain behaviors persons with autism and other developmental disabilities may demonstrate, as well as proven strategies for de-escalating high-stress situations, so everyone can happily and safely live, play and work together.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults

The GET SAFE BACKOFF! Buddy Bullying Prevention & Personal Safety Program is comprised of three distinct segments:Bullying PreventionPersonal SafetyInclusion Training The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to reduce and prevent violence and abuse at home, school and in the community. The program educates both young men and women on the causes and effects of violent behavior and provides them with the tools to help stop the "cycle of violence" before it starts, or to help prevent the likelihood of re-victimization or perpetration. *Safety Squad Puppets are available upon request to help tackle sensitive topics with young children.*

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

This training has been carefully designed for survivors of violence from many walks of life, including survivors of: Domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and abuse, human exploitation and trafficking, military/law enforcement survivors of rape or sexual assault, and crime violence survivors. Our unique approach combines counseling and group processing with personal safety education and self-defense training, encouraging participants to confront their trauma in a way that pushes their recovery to new levels and empowers them to truly view themselves as survivors, rather than as victims.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Women and girls

GET SAFE's Personal Safety, Bullying Prevention and Inclusion Program for at-risk youth is a comprehensive violence prevention program for students (4th-8th grade), which empowers participants with self-confidence, focus, and a sense of community. By training students on not only the physical level, but also the mental and emotional levels, GET SAFE creates an empowering shift in personal awareness and safety that will last a lifetime.This program is specifically designed for "at-risk" youth, which can include: Students who have been targets of bullying behavior, children growing up in neighborhoods with high gang and/or drug activity, children who have experienced sexual and/or physical abuse, and children who have demonstrated "at-risk" behaviors in regard to their personal safety and well-being. This program is ideal and most effective as a continuous training series, summer camp, all-day conference, and after-school programs.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Presented in a fun, interactive style, this training uses props, realistic scenarios and interactive activities, simple and appropriate language and examples, and repetition of key concepts to communicate the ideas in this training. The training is customizable and can include: self-advocacy skills, self-defense vs. fighting,

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Caregivers

Where we work

Accreditations

State of California Crisis Intervention and Sexual Assault Counselor 1987

Awards

Above and Beyond Award for Victim Advocacy 2004

Crime Survivors, Inc.

Spotlight Award: Best Vendor Organization 2002

Regional Center of Orange County

Above and Beyond Award for Victim Advocacy 2008

Crime Survivors, Inc.

Mark Anthony Medina Humanitarian of the Year 2017

North Orange County Bar Association

Affiliations & memberships

Crime Survivors Resource Center 2004

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Law enforcement/first responders; school-age children, parents & faculty/staff; persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities; victims of violent crime.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Instituted the "Bridge The Divide" campaign to improve relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities in which they serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Get Safe Choice Personal Safety, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/05/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kyle Chavez

NASA

Term: 2013 - 2023

Ray Dominguez

U.S. Department of Justice

Stuart Haskin

Project Get Safe

Kyle Chavez

NASA

Jacqueline Goodman

Goodman and Associates

Barbara Murphy

Retired Sheriff

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/4/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data