I provide presentations for juveniles and adults who are incarcerated. I communicate as someone that has lived in their shoes.
Assisting in mitigating factors that prefer a life sentence as opposed to a worse case outcome.
Detoured, A Memoir
My Journey from Darkness to Light. A memoir by by Jesse De La Cruz.
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The New York Times Magazine
How Do You Define a Gang Member? By Daniel Alarcón
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My goal as a gang consultant/expert witness in gang cases is to provide defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and juries insight into the secretive world of gangs so that justice is meted out equitably. My motivation for this type of work is guided by my extensive prior involvement in both street/prison gangs and by the injustices I have witnessed in our judicial system stemming from societies ignorance concerning the gang phenomena. I have had the misfortune of witnessing men killed because they were wrongfully labeled gang members by law/prison authorities. I have seen gang enhancement charges filed against individuals indiscriminately based more on ethnicity rather than on actual evidence.
PRESENTATIONS FOR JUVENILES AND ADULTS
I also provide presentations for juveniles and adults who are incarcerated. My presentations are designed to provide a window of hope for those who have none and give incarcerated folks an opportunity to see the trans-formative power of education in someone who has lived their type of lifestyle and lived to talk about it.
PRESENTATIONS FOR COLLEGES
I address college audiences and provide the college student an opportunity to see the offender as a human being that for reasons known only to them, commits criminal acts over and over. Most importantly, I give the audience possible solutions to this huge crime problem that has infected our entire nation.