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James Braxton

James E. Braxton II is a dedicated public servant and leader who has spent his professional career working in community violence reduction, juvenile justice reform, and grassroots community organizing. James has committed a significant portion of his service to supporting youth impacted by gun violence and those who are incarcerated. Notable accomplishments include strategizing for the successful closing of the Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center, the largest juvenile prison in Virginia, and defeating the vote to open two new juvenile Prisons in Hampton Roads, Virginia. James' professional and lived experiences have enriched the lives of numerous youth whom he has mentored in the areas of life skills, social emotional learning, resource mapping and boyhood to manhood etiquette.

As a strong and effective community liaison, James leverages his national networks to collaborate with mayor’s and elected officials, attorneys, social service providers, and hospital-based intervention teams toward a common goal of reducing community violence. James is a systems level thinker and continues his works as a Project Manager with the Community Based Public Safety Collective assisting municipalities in the planning and implementation of CVIPI.

James Braxton
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