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  • Name: Paul Carrillo

    Job Title: Community Violence Initiative Director

    Company Name: Giffords Law Center

    Bio: Carrillo is the Director of Giffords Law Center’s Community Violence Initiative. Raised in Southeast Los Angeles in an environment with gangs, drugs, and gun violence, he began his career as a volunteer for a hospital-based violence intervention organization. In 2005, Carrillo co-founded Southern California Crossroads, a nonprofit organization that provides violence prevention and intervention services throughout the Los Angeles region. In 2012, Carrillo co-founded the national Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Conference, which brings over 800 practitioners in the field of community violence together to share best practice approaches to violence. Carrillo has also worked as a consultant on community violence in other nations, including Guatemala, Great Britain, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, Tunisia, St. Kitts, and El Salvador.