Working Together for Community Safety

City of Santa Clarita LogoThe SCV Special Needs Registry represents a public/private partnership between the City of Santa Clarita, the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department, and the CLEAR Collaborative: community members and organizations working together to improve safety. Our goal is to increase mutual awareness, understanding and communication between first responders and the special needs community.

What is CLEAR?

CLEAR stands for Community and Law Enforcement Aware Response. CLEAR is a collaborative of individuals and organizations in Santa Clarita, California that focuses attention on the needs of those with special needs or medical conditions during encounters with deputies and other first responders. The goal of the CLEAR collaborative is promote safe interactions between people with disabilities with law enforcement officials. In addition CLEAR focuses particularly on individuals with “invisible disabilities” such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Alzheimer’s Disorder who may be misinterpreted or at risk in emergency situations. CLEAR creates proactive solutions and innovative educational programs to address these needs of special populations.

Current CLEAR Projects include:

  1. The Special Needs Registry
  2. Training for the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Department on disability and special populations

CLEAR Partners provide support and funding to for the SNR and for deputy training about autism and Alzheimer’s. Other ideas? Additional funding and partners can help us expand our offerings and program options. Please contact CLEAR Project Manager Emily Iland, M.A. to join with us, or call 661.297.4205

CLEAR Partners:

City of Santa Clarita

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Los Angeles County Fire Department

North Los Angeles County Regional Center

Santa Clarita Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)

The Child & Family Center

Family Focus Resource Center

BE SAFE The Movie

SCV Sheriff’s Foundation

SCV Senior Center