Alive & Free Consortium

How do we prevent violence across the country and globally?

Join a group professionals and organizations dedicating to practicing and promoting the Alive & Free Prescription to End Violence and Change Lives.


The Alive & Free Consortium is a group of professionals and organizations dedicated to preventing violence by using and promoting the Alive & Free Prescription developed by the Alive & Free/Omega  Boys Club in San Francisco, California.


Founded in October 2003, the Alive & Free Consortium was developed at the request of individuals across the country who had previously attended the Alive & Free Training Institute and were actively engaged in violence prevention work.   They felt the need for a formal organization that would support them as they combat violence in their communities.

The mission of the Consortium is to keep young people alive (unharmed by violence) and free (from incarceration) by promoting the understanding and adoption the Alive & Free Prescription as a way to prevent violence. The Founder and President of the Consortium is Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. PhD, co-founder and Executive Director of Alive & Free. In 2006 the Consortium launched the Alive & Free Movement.

The Alive & Free Prescription sees violence as a public health issue and this disease framework is a key principle that all Consortium members espouse.

Watch our Street Soldiers Radio episode featuring our  Consortium members!

Viewing violence from a public health/disease perspective:

  • Frames violence at the community and individual level as treatable and avoidable.
  • Identifies specific precursors of violence as avoidable.
  • Identifies young people–including perpetrators of violence–as victims of the disease of violence rather than as “bad” people, while at the same time placing responsibility to reduce the risk of violence on the individuals themselves.
  • Provides specific methods and techniques for individuals and organizations to prevent violence in themselves and in their communities.

Activities for the Consortium include:

  • Yearly Consortium Planning Retreats
  • Refresher Training Institutes
  • Sponsoring regional and national conferences to teach and promote the Alive & Free violence prevention methodology
  • Creation of a “train the trainer” program to increase the number of individuals available to train individuals and organizations in the Alive & Free methodology.
  • Developing an army of street soldiers—individuals committed to eliminating violence in their own lives, in the community, across the nation and around the world.

Those interested in becoming members of the Consortium should apply for the Alive & Free Training Institute or Contact Us. 

Alive & Free Consortium Members

USA - West

Dr. Joseph Marshall
Consortium President, Executive Director
Alive & Free
San Francisco, CA

Diane Gray
Executive Director
100% College Prep
San Francisco, CA

Dr. John Haller
Program Evaluator
Alive & Free

Jeri Marshall
Outreach Specialist
American River College
Sacramento, CA

Khalid Elahi
Executive Director                Life Coach                             Elahi Foundation

Richmond, CA

Kristina Thompson
Executive Director
For Youth By Youth (FYBY)
East Palo Alto, CA

Heather Starnes
Live In Peace
Executive Director
East Palo Alto, CA

Stefan Wilson
Overcoming Gangs & Beyond  Alive and Free San Diego
San Diego, CA
Email:  &

DeVitta Briscoe
Program Manager
Metrocenter YMCA
Seattle, WA

Shalisa Hayes
Founder and President

The Billy Ray Foundation

PO Box 8177 Tacoma, WA 98419



Garey Thompson

Rosa Lucas

D’Veal Family and Youth Services

Pasadena, CA

Email: &

Heather Sanderson
Program Coordinator
City of Fairfield
Fairfield, CA

Shervon Hunter        Executive Director            Stand in Peace                  Email:  415-289-5974


Dr. Michael Rubino
The Lucas Center
Pleasant Hill, CA
Email: DrMike@RCS-CA.COM

Montone White

Montone White, M.S.


THUGLIFE-Manhood Restored/Alive and Free

6568 Bush Clover Ln

Las Vegas, NV 89156




Wanda Hackett, PhD

Black Child Development Institute,

Seattle Affiliate,

Chair, Social Justice & Equity for Youth Committe


Phone Number: 206-328-4452


Tamisha Walker  

Executive Director

Safe Return Project

West Contra Costa County Office
1011 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
East Contra Costa County Office
100 East 18th Street
Antioch, CA 94509

Wanda Hackett
Program Manager

USA - Midwest

Maurice Scott
Executive Director
Martin Luther King Recreation Center
South Bend, IN                 Email:                                        Work: 574.235.9445

Pastor Tony E. Sanders Jr.
CEO Family First: A Call to Action
Koinonia House of Worship
Omaha, NE

USA - South

Roderick Stevenson
Executive Director
Futures, Inc.
Birmingham, AL



Tamiko Ferguson

Guidance Counselor    Kingston Secondary School Kingston Ontario, Canada



Llowellyn Syce


Breede Valley School of Skills

South Africa



Whidney Prins
Director of Operations
Ubomi Youth Foundation
South Africa

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