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Robert Warner – Director, Philadelphia Cure Violence

Mr. Warner directs the Philadelphia Cure Violence Program, including supervising staff performing the Shoot-Response interventions, running community events (Games of Peace basketball games), and attending community meetings in the 22nd District. For the last five years he has been a motivational speaker for at-risk youth young adults, and older adults. He speaks at high schools, detention centers, probation offices, and community organizations. His work has gained national attention, including that of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. On November 7, 2013, Mr. Warner joined Attorney General Holder for a press conference about the federal STAR program. Mr. Warner plans to return to school and further his career while continuing to speak to at-risk persons.