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Cornell Jones

Position: Movement Leader
Categories: Movement Leader
Rev. Cornell Jones is a street pastor, activist, mentor, father and husband. He is currently the Group Violence Intervention Coordinator for the City of Pittsburgh and John Jay College where he brings outreach teams and law enforcement together to counteract and prevent violence in the Community. He is respected on a national level for his work that he does in the streets of Pittsburgh. Through his business Freedom Indeed LLC, he trains people all over the country on methods to stop violence in communities, school, and prisons. Rev. Jones served as the Protestant Chaplain at SCI Pittsburgh Prison (formerly known as Western Penitentiary) for over 10 years. While working in the prison, he was involved in many crisis deescalating and gang prevention teams such as: Security Threat Group Team, CISM, and the CERT team. He is a crisis chaplain and a trained member of the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) where he assists people who have been victims of large scale crimes. He truly has a heart for youth and adults who are incarcerated and the marginalized communities. He is the founder of WXCN Power Radio. This is the first radio station that is 100% ran by ex-offenders. The vision for WXCN is to Empower and Educate the community about community issues and mass incarceration.