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February 22, 2010

KPBS Honors Local YMCA Hero

KPBS and Union Bank Black History Month Honoree Randy K. Jones http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/jan/29/randy-k-jones/

Active community leader Randy K. Jones is an attorney with two decades of experience in federal criminal litigation and government law. He’s a rare lawyer, who brings dedication to law, a broad national and international perspective, and a life-long commitment to making a positive difference in the world to the versatile role of today’s legal professional.

Jones is the local coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice anti-gun and gang violence initiative called Project Safe Neighborhoods. In addition, he has served as a mentor to young men and women from a gang diversion program, local law schools and other organizations.

In 1990, he founded the Neighborhood Law School program in San Diego. It’s designed to provide lay people of modest financial means a chance to understand their rights under the law. Since its inception, the Neighborhood Law School has been replicated in more than 20 other states.

Jones has also served in leading positions on the boards of the YMCA of San Diego County, Jackie Robinson Family YMCA and Neighborhood House Association, Southeast Economic Development Corporation and National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association.

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