Felix Lucero - a community activist and youth specialist - served 18 years in prison where he received a Liberal Arts degree and a Drug and Alcohol counselor certification through the Prison University Project - a groundbreaking initiative that provides higher education to incarcerated individuals in San Quentin State Prison. He has worked with transitional aged youth in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area for over 15 years and currently serves as a clinical case manager for The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ), a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that seeks to find innovative ways to reduce society’s reliance on the incarceration system as a solution to social problems, including the promotion of more humane criminal justice systems, technical assistance to lower incarceration rates as well as more effective criminal and juvenile policies.
This presentation was presented during CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance's 2015 conference, "Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence." The conference was held on April 28-29, 2015, at Stanford University.
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