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Jose Osuna  

Professional Consultant in Re-entry, Gang Rehabilitation & Intervention, Global Homeboy Network Ambassador at Homeboy Industries

Jose Osuna is the Chief Workforce Development & Mission Officer for The Meaning Foundation and Principal Consultant for Osuna Consulting. Prior to founding Osuna Consulting, Jose was the Director of External Affairs at Homeboy Industries, a position he held as part of the executive management team with the organization. Jose led Homeboy’s external advocacy initiatives, such as ‘Banning the Box’ from employment applications. Jose continues to work in partnership with organizations such as Homeboy Industries, Project Kinship, Shields For Families, and The California Endowment on numerous special projects. Before working in external affairs, Osuna was the Director of Employment Services, as well as the head of the Solar Panel Installation Training and Certification Program – both at Homeboy Industries.

Jose first arrived at Homeboy Industries as a trainee enrolled in the eighteen-month program the organization offers. Prior to this, Jose served thirteen years in prison, and had been involved in gangs since the age of ten. In 2007, Jose’s son Moises was killed as a result of gun violence – he was seventeen years old. Jose uses this experience, among many others, as the strongest motivating factors in his work at The Meaning Foundation and Osuna Consulting. By combining both his personal and professional experience, Jose is able to bring a unique perspective and a fresh approach to his work.

Jose is a current member of L.A. County’s Probation Reform & Implementation Team, appointed by L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn.

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