Marcel Woodruff is a native of Fresno California and graduate of Bullard High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Xavier University of Louisiana and his Master of Divinity from Fresno Pacific Biblical seminary. Marcel has served as mentor, adviser, and life coach to Fresno youth primarily from the Southwest and Southeast areas of Fresno for 18 years and during that time has worked with over 3000 youth in Fresno, Ca. Currently Marcel serves as the Director of the Community Justice Network. Marcel’s primary focus in his work is organizing community generated anti violence strategies that center healing and decolonization.