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IMG_1384Our very own Violence Prevention Network Coordinator, Kevin Grant, was interviewed by the Oakland Center of Peace to discuss his thoughts on violence in Oakland. Oakland Center of Peace director, Sandhya Jha, joins Kevin on his way to an important meeting and gets this candid portrait of the everyday thoughts that guide Kevin’s approach to working with our “loved ones”. Kevin presents the idea of “partial peace” and explains how his goal is to eventually reach a point where we are able to stop the 1st crime and not just the 2nd and 3rd crime. He talks about why people recommit crimes, the importance of resources, the art of reaching young people of color, and wage equity. He’s a pioneer and national leader in violence prevention and we are so lucky to have him. Please take a moment to listen to Kevin talk about these important topics.

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