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Office of Violence Prevention


Vanessa Garrett Harley
Vanessa Garrett Harley
Deputy Managing Director for Criminal Justice and Public Safety
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Theron Pride
Senior Director of Violence Prevention Strategies & Programs

Theron Pride leads the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), which is responsible for implementing strategies and initiatives to prevent and reduce violence in Philadelphia. The OVP coordinates resources across multiple City agencies, including law enforcement, workforce development, education, and health and human services.

Pride previously served as a senior policy advisor and special counsel on justice initiatives in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.

During the Obama Administration, Pride held several positions at the U.S. Department of Justice. He led several high-profile federal initiatives to reduce violence and improve the welfare of children, youth, and families across the country.

Shondell Revell
Executive Director

With a background in social work and social services, Shondell Revell had dedicated his life to serving youth, young adults, and families in Philadelphia.

As the executive director of OVP, he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the City’s investments in anti-violence programs across multiple departments.

For 10 years, Shondell served as the executive director of the Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP), an initiative to reduce homicides that focuses on high-risk young people.

Name Job title Phone #
Kiana Brown Program Specialist
(215) 686-3648
Joseph Danella Director of Strategic Planning & Analysis
(215) 686-4581
Chelsea Gillette Executive Assistant
(215) 686-7840
Kirshna Hillyard Director of Operations
(215) 686-4594
David Irizarry Deputy Director
(215) 686-0789
Dave Kinchen Communications Manager
(215) 685-9070
Keith Scott Director of Programs & Community Outreach
(215) 686-0790
Deion Sumpter Program Specialist
(215) 686-0792
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