Lisa Jones, Director of Violence Intervention, Center for Hope
In her role as Director of Violence Intervention, Lisa will supervise all of Center for Hope’s violence intervention programming which includes our Safe Streets – Belvedere site, and Woodbourne McCabe site, Sinai Hospital’s Violence Response Team, Grace Medical Center's Hospital Violence Response Team, (PAAVE)- Pathways to Advocacy Against Violence Every day, and our Kuji ,youth development and workforce program. She is a seasoned community advocate, who has more than 20 years of experience as a professional trainer, program developer, and strategist. Lisa is a visionary who has extensive non-profit management experience with a focus on addressing social, economic, and health issues in urban communities to mobilize around ending homelessness, poverty, gun violence, and lead the development of youth development core principles. She is a veteran in building relationships and partnerships for thousands of community members, resulting in meaningful and impactful change. Her past experience includes managing the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief and Recovery efforts for Brooklyn Community Services. She was also the Save Our Streets Director for the Crown Heights Mediation Center in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, Lisa led one of Baltimore's Safe Streets sites at the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood. Lisa has received numerous honors and awards, including the Winner of the 2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Award and Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction Award for her tireless work as a leader who effectively engages her staff, community residents, faith-based leaders, community activists, and state and federal leaders in providing a comprehensive approach to Violence Prevention and case management. Through her efforts in working in marginalized communities, she has a proven track record with work in trauma healing and fostering resilience. In addition to an advocate, she is also a highly respected Metal Sculptor who has been featured in many one-woman and group art shows in the Mid-Atlantic region.