Hold contracted security personnel accountable throughout NYC DHS shelter system.

Hold contracted security personnel accountable throughout NYC DHS shelter system.

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Felix Guzman started this petition to Department of Homeless Services Steven Banks

Wouldn’t it be great if we could hold all personnel independently contracted to provide security throughout the NYC Department of Homeless Shelter system accountable when exploitation occurs? It is common knowledge that the shelter system in NYC is rife with unchecked violence, exploitation of persons with dependence issues and/or cooccuring disabilities and systemic theft. Why not then, at the bare minimum try to see to it that personnel who are licensed to be there, work towards upholding the ethics of their profession? 

To combat this, I would like to push for the creation of a bill(?) that would provide on demand to all clients regional licensing information for all persons tasked to provide safety and security to those residing in shelter. This would help to foster accountability with the state regulating agencies and individual licensees which in theory should limit systemic injustices. Much in the same way mobile food vendor licenses are provided for all to see, this should be mandatory for safety reasons. When you are homeless the last thing you should worry about is whether you will come across persons who prey on your situation in their professsional capacity or not.

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