James (JT) is the Director of Youth Work and Crisis Intervention for Roca Baltimore. In his last role as Liaison Officer for Safe Streets Baltimore he was responsible for providing oversight and technical assistance to the directors of five community Safe Streets sites. JT is the former Site Director for Safe Streets Park Heights in Baltimore.
While Director, JT led a staff of six Outreach Workers/Violence Interrupters in preventing and reducing homicides in Baltimore’s Northwest District. Prior to joining Safe Streets, JT worked in the Mayor’s Office of Baltimore City for over 12 years in different capacities, such as Assistant Director of The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s Re-Entry Center. There the focus of his work was helping ex-offenders transition back into society. In his last position as an Investigator for The Mayor’s Office on CitiStat, he was responsible for improving the quality of life for the citizens of Baltimore by responding to complaints and ensuring they were resolved in a timely fashion.