Alive & Free: The Prescription to End Violence and Change Lives

Transform the lives of young people by treating violence like a disease.

Our Mission

To keep young people alive and free, unharmed by violence, and free from incarceration. To provide young people with opportunity and support to build positive lives for themselves and to move into contributing roles in society.

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Gangs. Drugs. Covid-19. Domestic Violence.

Human Trafficking. The Opiod Epidemic.

Police Violence. Community Violence.

What can we do about it?

Real Impact

Alive & Free teaches young people how to be immune to the disease of violence and offers a community of support to guide them on the path to college. The prescription creates real change for our communities with measurable results.

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How do we prevent violence across the country and globally?

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To End Violence and Change Lives


Street Soldiers Radio- Alive & Free Benefactor's Reception, Aug. 7, 2022, 8-10pm on Facebook Live

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2022 Virtual Leadership Academy & Family Meeting - Open Enrollment September 2022. 6-8pm

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The Mentors Radio- Dr. Marshall -Learn from Award-winning Changemaker Joseph “Doc” Marshall, PhD: How he succeeds in helping at-risk youth Stay Alive and Free.

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Mayoral Appointee-Dr. Murrell Green -Friday, May 20, 2022 10am PST

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San Francisco Mayor Breed Celebrates Jack Jacqua Day

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2021 Willie Mays Scholars

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Success Stories

2022 Graduate: Mike’l Gregory

“By being in the classroom at Alive & Free-you’re talking about things you’re not talking about in your community,” shares Mike’l Gregory, a recent graduate of USF.

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2022 Graduate: Aurion Wiley-Green

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Alive & Free San Diego

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Dr. Joseph Marshall is recognized as a social entrepreneur for his pioneering work redefining youth violence as a disease and developing the successful Alive & Free Prescription along with Jack Jacqua, a community activist with over 40 years of experience as a teacher, counselor and coach.

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