Implement the Violence Interruption Model with the Founder

The Academy of Hope Advisory Board has been Creating safer communities, cities, jails, and prisons since 2000

ABOUT

50%

OF FEDERAL PRISONERS WILL BE REARRESTED WITHIN 8 YEARS OF RELEASE

The high incarceration rates and long sentences that characterize the U.S. criminal justice system does not result in lower crime rates or lower recidivism. 

In fact, the nature of prison reinforces criminal behavior, which is a direct impact on increased crime rate.

A study from the U.S. Sentencing Commission found that nearly half of federal prisoners were rearrested within 8 years of their release, and about 33% were reconvicted and 25% were reincarcerated.

TOGETHER WE CAN SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER OUR CRIME RATES.

ABOUT

50%

OF FEDERAL PRISONERS WILL BE REARRESTED WITHIN 8 YEARS OF RELEASE

The high incarceration rates and long sentences that characterize the U.S. criminal justice system does not result in lower crime rates or lower recidivism. 

In fact, the nature of prison reinforces criminal behavior, which is a direct impact on increased crime rate.

A study from the U.S. Sentencing Commission found that nearly half of federal prisoners were rearrested within 8 years of their release, and about 33% were reconvicted and 25% were reincarcerated.

TOGETHER WE CAN SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER OUR CRIME RATES.

VIOLENCE INTERRUPTION ORIGIN STORY

Andre Norman created the Violence Interruption model in 2000 — after spending 14 years in prison. During Andre’s time in prison, he transformed from prison gang leader to the Ambassador of Hope.

In 1999, Andre Norman was released from prison after serving 14 years of a 100-year sentence.

His story is uncommon and his mission is to change that. 

Andre has spent the past 22 years helping cities, schools, non-profits, jails and prisons (including the one where he was incarcerated) create lasting impact on lower crime rates, prevention, and recidivism.

Andre’s experience inside the prison and in his years of work since is what makes the implementation of Violence Interruption work. 

THE ACADEMY OF HOPE ADVISORY BOARD IS DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER VIOLENCE INTERRUPTION PROGRAM

For decades, government and community programs have implemented various forms of Violence Interruption, and after a sizable investment see a marginal change. 

If the funded program lacked the proper follow-through to ensure staff was equipped with proven intervention methods then the likelihood for success is limited.

What makes the Academy of Hope Advisory Board different is the training model. 

Developed by a former gang leader, the knowledge of both sides of the law gives Academy of Hope Advisors the advantage of successful communication with at-risk youth, as well as current and former felons.

THE ACADEMY OF HOPE ADVISORY BOARD IS DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER VIOLENCE INTERRUPTION PROGRAM

For decades, government and community programs have implemented various forms of Violence Interruption, and after a sizable investment see a marginal change. 

If the funded program lacked the proper follow-through to ensure staff was equipped with proven intervention methods then the likelihood for success is limited.

What makes the Academy of Hope Advisory Board different is the training model. 

Developed by a former gang leader, the knowledge of both sides of the law gives Academy of Hope Advisors the advantage of successful communication with at-risk youth, as well as current and former felons.

THE ACADEMY OF HOPE ADVISORY BOARD HELPS IMPLEMENT SUCCESSFUL VIOLENCE INTERRUPTION PROGRAMS IN

Municipal Governments

Schools

Youth Centers

Non-Profits

Jails & Prisons

HOW THE ACADEMY OF HOPE ADVISORY BOARD WILL HELP

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