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Les Jenkins

Victim Services Program Manager

Les Jenkins is Program Manager of Victim Services for the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago. He is a trauma-informed care specialist and is certified in nonviolence and CBI training. Previously Les worked in residential treatment for substance abuse. Now, he is also a business owner in the community. Les is a gun violence survivor. At 17, he was shot in both legs with his first-born daughter in his arms. It took him 9 months to walk again. This work is so important to Les because there were no supportive organizations, like Nonviolence Chicago, when he was dealing with his trauma and recovery. Les believes it is critical to meet people on the front lines when people feel hopeless and helpless.

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