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Meet Cobe Williams

Founder / Executive Director,

Interrupt the Violence

ITV is led by Ricardo “Cobe” Williams, an award-winning peacekeeper, community activist, and public speaker, who has provided training for 52 sites in 23 cities in the United States and dozens more throughout the globe over the past decade. Mr. Williams has trained over one thousand violence interrupters worldwide in mediation and conflict resolution strategies. He also developed the peace tournament model alongside NBA players in Chicago, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New Orleans using basketball to reduce violence.

Cobe Williams

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"Violence brings only temporary victories; violence, by creating many more social problems than it solves, never brings permanent peace”.

- Martin Luther King Jr.

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Types of Training

  • Violence Interruption

  • Public Safety Planning

  • Credible Messenger Training

  • Community Engagement

  • Speaking

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