From a young age, Robert knew he was destined for something great; what he didn’t know is that he would become one of the most influential gang violence prevention & education officials in North Carolina. Leaning on faith & his relationship with God, David’s career has spanned over two states & a number of roles including time spent as a probation & a parole officer, co-finding North Carolina’s Richmond County Gang Task Force.
While service as juvenile court counselor in Rockingham, North Carolina, he established himself as a motivational speaker as well as a life & recovery coach. His captivating personality, ability to connect with people of all age (especially youth) has allowed him to positively impact every community he has been a part of and to create social change surrounding gang violence. An ordained minister, David encourages individuals to reach the full potential that God calls them to achieve. He provides ministry, mentorship & is an advocate for at-risk youth, many of whom credit David for their success.
In his current role as Danville, Virginia’s Youth & Gang Violence Prevention Coordinator, David is the point person as the city, non-profits & citizen groups come together to coordinate efforts to combat violence in the city. His experience with strategic planning & community development made him the ideal candidate to engage the different stakeholders and create change for Danville. He holds a number of degrees and licenses including his MA in both Addiction Counseling and Professional Counseling as well as his BA in Business Administration, a Nationally Certified Gang Intervention Specialist, Life Coach, Licensed Certified Addiction Counselor, North Carolina Department of Public Safety Instructor,and Fitness Instructor.
David is currently writing a book, Gangs Vs. Kingdom, that informs readers about gang culture in America. David also addresses the root cause of violence perpetrated by gangs and proposes solutions to major problem of gang activity that are rooted in faith and morality. The book pieces together David’s life work and passion with his worldview and faith. His personal promise is that you will not be able to put it down once you start.
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Certifications & Training
Nationally Certified Gang Intervention Specialist
Masters Certified Life Coach
Licensed Certified Addiction Counselor
NC Department of Public Safety Certified Instructor