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"He's wonderful; he's knowledgeable. His workshops are wonderful and you can't go wrong in using his services"

Rick Hill
Former Director,
Oregon Youth Authority

“I learned to focus more on my grades. That there’s a time to speak and there’s a time to be quiet. Treat people how you want to be treated”.

6th grade student
Reynolds Middle School

 SAVE OUR YOUTH - Learn How to Become a GangBuster

The key to keeping children off the streets is to show them that they have alternatives

    Lonnie Jackson is founder of the Minority Youth Concerns Program at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Oregon, and author of Gangbusters: Strategies for prevention and Intervention, the nationally recognized book on gang violence.

Reynolds School District Renews Contracts with Jackson & Associates

Reynolds High School Keynote SpeakerLonnie Jackson, President of Jackson & Associates gave a powerful keynote presentation on "Reducing Disproportionate School Discipline, Impacts of Mass Incarceration, and Eliminating the School to Prison Pipeline" at the Welcome Back Program for the Reynolds School District.

-August 2016

Former Gang Involved Youth
A former gang-involved youth proudly
displays his "Knowledge of Self" shirt
at a community cultural youth event.

    He is also co-founder of the Minority Youth Concerns Action Program in northeast Portland developing appropriate support systems and resources for minority youth when they transition back into the community.

    Born in South Central Los Angeles, Jackson was raised by a strong, single mother in a tough, violent, gang and drug-infested neighborhood. He has overcome the longest of odds to become a successful advocate in the juvenile and adult criminal justice system.

    Lonnie is not afraid to take on the toughest of training topics, including:

  • Youth Violence
  • Gang Prevention and Intervention
  • Elements of Critical Re-Entry planning and services from Juvenile and Adult Correctional Facilities
  • Effective Strategies for Family Engagement
  • Breaking the School-To- Prison Pipeline
  • Addressing Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)
  • Impacts of Mass Incarceration on Families and Communities
  • Inter-Cultural Communications
  • Building Relationships Across Differences
  • Conflict De-Escalation
  • Youth and Adult Leadership/Empowerment
  • Teen Bullying
  • And much more...

Lonnie is also on the cutting-edge of the most recent developments:

  • Border Crisis: Understanding the issues and impacts in America
  • Immigrant Youth, Gangs, Communities, Juvenile Justice, and Public Safety
  • Black Men born right now it is projected that one in three will go to jail/prison in their lifetimes if incarceration trends continue. (Sentencing Project and PEW Trust Work)
  • The National Fatherhood Initiative says two out of three African American children grow up without their father in the home.

quote I attended Mr. Jackson's RACE TALKS presentation concerning the school to prison pipeline. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this important subject and is a powerful, compelling speaker. quote

Mariann Hyland, Director
Diversity & Inclusion Department, Oregon State Bar


Knowledge of Self is the foundation that unlocks the potential and success in all of us.


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