Violence prevention, education and intervention for youth, young adults, families and community organizations

New MIC Program Featured In Philadelphia Tribune

Pilot program supports formerly incarcerated women Philadelphia Tribune July 17, 2014 Experts in the field of corrections and sentencing reform say the United States incarcerates a greater percentage of its population than any other industrialized nation. Equally well-documented is the racial disparity that has become an inherent factor in the rise of...

Film clips from 2014 Conference!

Thanks to Jim MacMillan with GunCrisis.org for attending and covering our 2nd Annual National Conference. View Jim’s powerful clips of the conference at these links: Second Annual Cost of Violence Conference Focuses on Results Cost of Violence Conference concludes with Straight Talk – And Songs of...

Brooklyn NY, Pre-Mother’s Day Dinner

Kansas City Chapter Presents AO’s Exclusive Red & White Affair

A Mother’s love continues by establishing a scholarship  Kansas City, Mo. – On April 23, 2012, Ashton O’Guinn became Kansas City’s 32nd homicide.  Today, his mother, Dewanna O’Guinn still mourns the loss of her son but she is determined to keep his memory alive, “He was a great kid, my oldest of three children, a college student, a loving kid with...

Inquirer Citizen of the Year

Dorothy Johnson Speight, Editorial: From grief to good works. Not many people could do what Dorothy Johnson-Speight does. Every day, she puts aside the often suffocating grief that grips her own soul so she can help other women come to terms with seemingly unbearable sorrow after the loss of a child to violence. Congratulations, Dorothy Johnson Speight, Inquirer...

IBW Philadelphia Town Hall Meeting

On Friday, November 22nd, Ms. Dorothy Johnson-Speight will be speaking at a Philadelphia Town Hall Meeting sponsored by the Institute of The Black World 21st Century (IBW). Based on the interest and enthusiasm of a core group of individuals in Philadelphia, IBW has decided to convene this event to focus on the myriad problems, challenges, and opportunities in...