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NIR Radio For May 1, 2013

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David Muhammad is a leader in the fields of criminal justice, violence prevention, and youth development.

As the former Chief Probation Officer of the Alameda County Probation Department, David was responsible for managing 20,000 people on probation, a staff of 600, and a $90 million budget. David ushered in enormous reform in Alameda County, transitioning probation away from a deficit-based correctional model into a strengths-based Positive Youth Development model.

David formerly served as the Deputy Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Probation, and was responsible for overseeing 35,000 people on probation and a staff of 800. In New York, David joined his colleague Vincent Schiraldi, the Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Probation, to make the department the model for the country. The two worked together in Washington DC, reforming the juvenile justice system there, where David previously served as the Chief of Committed Services for the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. At DYRS, David’s responsibility included 300 staff, a $42 million annual budget, a juvenile institution, and 900 youth committed to his department’s care.

Hank Roberts---Originally  from St. Louis Mo. and says his parents have a sixth grade education but a PhD in LOVE, which is the reason for all of his personal accomplishments:  BS degree in

Psychology, a Teacher, 1st college Grad in his family's history, Human Resource Commissioner, Northern California Soccer Coach of the Year (1st African American), Bay Area Unsung Hero Award, and Community Leadership Award for his work with youth. He's the Founder of the Peacemakers, a school day mentoring organization serving males and females K-12 in 5 districts within the Bay Area.          

 

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