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Safety Measures
Live Scan Finger Printing Clearance
Live Scan FingerPrinting from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department, of all potential City of San José employees engaged in youth programming, provides a thorough background check and clearance by the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Tuberculosis Clearance
All City of San José employees engaged in youth program must be cleared of tuberculosis by a certified medical practitioner.

1:10 Staff to Participant Ratio
City of San José youth programs maintains a staff to participant ratio of approximately 1:10. Through low participant to staff ratios, PRNS programs provide staff the ability to be more vigilant and ensure the safety of all participants.

1:1 Adult to Youth Interactions Not Permitted
In order to ensure youth safety, the City of San José does not permit adult staff to be alone with youth participants. Participant to staff ratios must be maintained at a minimum of 2:1. No adults are permitted to be alone with a youth participant at any time.

Mandated Reporting
All City of San José employees engaged in youth programming are mandated reporters of child abuse and are required to report any issues to Child Protective Services.

Annual Staff Training
Every late spring, PRNS completes a team member training that reinforces the safety measures.