“Our theory of change is simple. I have two children and [The Office of Neighborhood Safety Program in Richmond] couldn’t be anything less than what they have access to… daily contact and engagement every single day of their life with healthy people, multiple times a day.”
DeVone Boggan is the Founder and CEO of Advance Peace. DeVone served as Neighborhood Safety Director and Director of the City of Richmond (California) Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS). As Director of ONS, DeVone was responsible for the development, implementation, and management of comprehensive approaches to reducing firearm assaults, preventing retaliation associated with firearm conflict, and transforming the lives of the city’s most lethal young men. DeVone is a national authority on urban gun violence prevention and intervention.