- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
El Michels Affair.
Luis Cardona is the youth violence prevention coordinator for Montgomery County, MD. He was an adjunct professor at the Institute for Public Safety + Justice at the UDC. This former gang member + ex-offender turned his life around after being shot five times + losing his best friend to gang life. He is now a member of several task forces + advisory boards including: the Bi-County Gang taskforce, the National Advisory Board of Barrios Unidos + the National Advisory Board of the National Latino Fatherhood + Family Institute.
El Salvador continues to experience record lows in the homicide rate as a result of a truce between MS-13 + 18th Street, facilitated through former congressman Raul Mijango + Monsignor Fabio Colindres in March of 2012. . In October, the Transnational Advisory Group in Support of the Peace Process, released a report on their findings of the truce + its impact on both El Salvador + the US.