Rose Luerra has dedicated 26 years of her life to serving high-risk populations in our County through various capacities as an Intervention Specialist Manager. This includes providing case management, crisis intervention, best practices through trauma informed approach, program management and re-entry resources for vulnerable populations, especially those exiting the Adult and Juvenile Justice System of incarceration for reintegration into the community.
Additionally, she has been a part of the Mayor’s Gang Task Force, City of San Jose for over 18 years where she specialized in working as part of the Female Intervention Team (FIT). She assisted in building the foundation for the JGRTF Juvenile Gender Responsive Task Force. In 2019, she was the founder of “Women’s Worth to Success” – a women’s support group at the South County Reentry Center for women released from custody and on adult probation. Rose is also an Alumni recipient of the 2016 “Still I Rise Phenomenal Women’s Award”.
Her skills include being a trained mentor, trained Crisis-Intervention Specialist, and being trained in applying evidence-based principles in victim witness and trauma informed approaches. Additionally, she is Spanish speaking bilingual, has worked with intergenerational clients, and is deeply committed to community building by empowering one person at a time.
As a Community Outreach Specialist at OWP, she is working closely to support all aspects of community outreach by supporting our Brown Act bodies and collaborating with all offices within DESJ to leverage shared resources. She also supports our Centennial civic engagement projects, services in the Women’s jail, participation in Women’s March, and assists in our high school leadership academy -Girls Advisory Team.
On a personal note, her favorite downtime is when she is with her adult children on any occasion that arises.
She lives by “If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded”.