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Paul Carrillo

Community Violence Initiative Director, Giffords LAW CENTER Expertise:  Law Enforcement, Community Violence
Paul is the director of Giffords Law Center’s Community Violence Initiative. Paul was raised in Southeast Los Angeles in an environment with gangs, drugs, and gun violence. He began his career as a volunteer for a hospital-based violence intervention organization and in 2005 co-founded Southern California Crossroads, a nonprofit organization that provides violence prevention and intervention services throughout the greater Los Angeles region.

In 2012, Paul co-founded the national Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Conference, which brings over 800 practitioners in the field of community violence together to share best practice approaches to violence. In addition, Paul has also worked as a consultant on community violence in a number of places around the world, including Guatemala, London, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, Tunisia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and El Salvador. 

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