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Safe Kids Now

A National Network

Founder's Bio

Safe Kids Now

 

STEPHANIE L. MANN, Author - 5 crime prevention books and/or guides   

Crime & Violence Prevention Consultant

Founder - National Safe Kids Now Network

EXPERIENCE

Community Volunteer - County Coordinator - State Consultant

Executive Director — Safe Kids Now

 

Founder- Safe Kids Now National Network - 2008 to present

Our SKN leadership team, working and planning a strategy for national ACTION. Monthly guest speakers help build our network and educate us on the plight of children and successful programs. A network of organizations working together to make PREVENTION a national focus.

Author - 2016

"Street Safe Kids:10 Step guide for adults and teens" republished by Xlibris

In partnership with The CARR foundation — 2014

Safe Kids Now and The CARR Foundation created a “How to” binder for city coordinators to strengthen families. “Safe Neighborhoods Program for City Leaders.” Educational booklets, “My First Steps to A Safe Neighborhood”

 

Mother’s Against Senseless Killings- Richmond CA — 2006-2008

In 2010, after working in Richmond CA, Mann saw people too scared and angry to be involved or report crimes. She wrote, “The Adopt-A-Block Guidebook,” 10-step guide for church groups and civic organizations whose members already knew and trusted each other. This book gives individuals and groups the tools to reach out and help others. (Endorsements below)

 

Safe Streets for Youth — 1994-2006

Mann worked with city leader, Don Marx in Oakland, CA. Developed the book, "Street Safe Kids: 10 Step Guide to help youth develop self-esteem and stay centered." A prevention team taught "Street Safe Kids" to the homeless and in after school programs.

 

Oakland Police Department — 1988-1990

The Office of Criminal Justice Planning hired Mann as a consultant for Oakland PD, Community Services. When the grant ended, Mann co-authored, “Safe Homes, Safe Neighborhoods: Stopping Crime Where You Live” (Nolo Press 1993) She promoted safe families and neighborhoods. Interviewed over 120 times on TV and radio.

 

The Mary Ann Wright Foundation — 1988-1992

Mann started a homeless men’s support group while working with Mother Wright in Oakland CA. She recognized the need to support children at an early age and wrote, “Street Safe Kids: 10 step guide to help youth develop self-esteem and stay centered” to help youth avoid drugs, gangs, violence to grow strong and stay spiritually centered.

 

Consultant Office of Criminal Justice Planning — 1984-1990

Mann helped organize the Citizens' Crime Prevention Committee and became the West County Coordinator, one of six county coordinators. She organized Crime Prevention committees in El Cerrito, Richmond, Pinole, No. Richmond, El Sobrante, Richmond and Kensington.

 

Contra Costa Citizens Crime Prevention Committee — 1976-1986

Mann worked in Richmond and Oakland (CA) with volunteer groups - Oakland, Appointed by mayor to Violence Prevention Task Force and worked with Richmond parents. Speaking and educating organization in California -

 

Volunteer for the City of Orinda, CA — 1969-1975

Citizen of the Year, Orinda CA. 1973 - In Stephanie’s community (pop-17,500), they didn’t have a local police department but they had a drug and burglary problem. Ten volunteers implemented the “Neighborhood Responsibility Program.” The committee got organized and encouraged friends to host neighborhood meetings. They presented drug education at the middle and high school. Within 2 1/2 years, residents decreased crime 48%. Stephanie Mann co-authored, “Alternative to Fear: Guidelines to Safer Neighborhoods,” in 1975. With the help of California’s first lady, Nancy Reagan, the CA Youth Authority funded the guide and thousands were sold to police departments, police training centers, state and government agencies around the country, including the FBI.

SKILLS:

Keynote Speaker, Workshop Leader, Facilitator/Trainer, Author, Writer, Media interviews

COMMENTS:

“...You remain for me one of the most impressive citizen activists I’ve ever met.”  Thank you note from Bill Moyers, PBS TV Special, Solutions to Violence  New York, NY

 

"Stephanie Mann and I met at a state-wide convention on school violence and safety in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her passion for creating a safe environment for children and families influences youth, parents and local community officials daily. Stephanie's knowledge and ability to communicate to faith-based and community-based leaders across the world draws us into one world - the world of creating a peaceful society for ourselves and our youth. I admire her dedication and strong passion for spreading the message through her actions of writing, speaking and her service to others. She is a dynamic speaker and gives her audiences hands-on strategies to take back and use in their own communities.”

Sherrie Graham, International Health Coach, Speaker & Author, Mobile, AL

 

“I admire the passion and compassion that Stephanie Mann has for the children of our cities. Stephanie is one of those rare influencers that has moved beyond finding fault to finding a remedy. She is a participant, not just a speaker. She is a doer, not a talker. She is not just informational, she is transformational. The world is a better place because of Stephanie and her organization, SAFE KIDS NOW.”

Dr. Ed Delph, Author, “Church@Community” www.Nationstrategy.com - Phoenix, AZ

 

“Stephanie Mann is a profound and dynamic humanitarian who has changed the lives of people everywhere, as they have taken advantage of the wisdom she has to offer. Her talent and ability are rare in quality and results. There are not words enough to say all the wonderful things she is. Just know, if she is on your team, you can't do any better.” Rebecca Kimbel  January 19, 2010

Rebecca Kimbel , TV Producer - DTM Toastmaster - Area Gov - Eureka, CA

 

WHAT COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ADOPT-A-BLOCK Guidebook

"Here at last is a down to earth, do it yourself guide to community organizing, that will empower any group of neighbors to make positive change in their neighborhood. The instructions are simple but powerfully effective and accessible to all."

Dr. Kimberly Duir, Assistant Clinical Professor, Family & Community Medicine University of California, San Francisco & University of California, Davis

“Community involvement is at the foundation of our progress as a country. Putting these tools to use locally will be a powerful step forward.”

Judge John C. Minney - Superior Court of the State of California (Retired)

“A great ‘Community Policing’ resource; one that offers a map to retaining and keeping your neighborhoods striving towards the quality of life they deserve!”  

Commander Tom Milner – Newark, CA Police Department

“The Adopt-A-Block guidelines are so timely for our society today to help implement the old adage 'I am my brothers keeper'. It is a tool that can be used to regain our neighborhoods and strengthen our communities.”

Dr. Barbara J. Williams ThD - Executive Administrator, C.H. Mason Bible College

"People are social beings who have a natural tendency to take care of each other.  The Adopt-A-Block Guidebook reminds us how important it is to build on this caring aspect of human nature in order to replace fear, distress and isolation with supportive communities in which all can thrive."  

Marilyn Langlois - Community Advocate, Office of the Mayor – Richmond CA

“It takes a whole village to raise a child. There has been a whole lot of talking with very little walking.  Community involvement is paramount to touch and save our children.  When it comes to community, all of God’s children are valuable and deserve to be cultivated in a collective way…we are each other’s neighbor.”

Fred Jackson, Coordinator Neighborhood House, No. Richmond CA.

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