Crime & Violence Prevention Consultant
Founder – National Safe Kids Now Network
Community Volunteer – County Coordinator – State Consultant
Executive Director — Safe Kids Now
Stephanie Mann co-authored, “Alternative to Fear: Guidelines to Safer Neighborhoods,” which helped launch the national “Neighborhood Watch” Program. Within 2 1/2 years, involved residents in her community (17,500 residents) decreased crime 48%, WITHOUT a local police department.
Mann worked as a community leader, neighborhood organizer, county coordinator, state consultant and authored, “Safe Homes, Safe Neighborhoods: Stopping Crime Where You Live” (Nolo Press 1993)
In 2010, while working in Richmond CA, with “Mother’s Against Senseless Killings,” Mann saw people too scared to be involved or report crimes. She wrote, “The Adopt-A-Block Guidebook,” with an easy to follow guide for existing groups and “My first steps to a safe neighborhood” for citizens. These booklets give individuals and groups the tools to reach out and bring people together to help each others.
Stephanie started a homeless men’s support group while working with “The Mary Ann Wright Foundation” in Oakland CA. She recognized the need to support children at an early age and wrote, “Street Safe Kids: 10 Step Guide for Teens and Adults” (which has been used in after school programs) to help youth grow strong from within to develop self-esteem and stay centered. Book available on amazon.com
The Safe Kids Now National website states, “Every child needs a healthy family and neighborhood to stay safe.” In partnership with the CARR Foundation, a binder, “Safe Neighborhods: Access to a Healthy Community,” was created for city leaders to make neighborhoods safer for families and neighborhoods. Stephanie’s books strengthen families and can decrease the social isolation that fuels bullies, domestic violence, abuse, drugs, gangs and other destructive behaviors.”
KEEPING KIDS SAFE BEGINS AT HOME & IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!
“…You remain for me one of the most impressive citizen activists I’ve ever met.” Thank you note from Bill Moyers, PBS TV Special, Solutions to Violence New York, NY
“Stephanie Mann and I met at a state-wide convention on school violence and safety in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her passion for creating a safe environment for children and families influences youth, parents and local community officials daily. Stephanie’s knowledge and ability to communicate to faith-based and community-based leaders across the world draws us into one world – the world of creating a peaceful society for ourselves and our youth. I admire her dedication and strong passion for spreading the message through her actions of writing, speaking and her service to others. She is a dynamic speaker and gives her audiences hands-on strategies to take back and use in their own communities.”
Sherrie Graham, International Health Coach, Speaker & Author, Mobile, AL
“I admire the passion and compassion that Stephanie Mann has for the children of our cities. Stephanie is one of those rare influencers that has moved beyond finding fault to finding a remedy. She is a participant, not just a speaker. She is a doer, not a talker. She is not just informational, she is transformational. The world is a better place because of Stephanie and her organization, SAFE KIDS NOW.”
Dr. Ed Delph, Author, “Church@Community” www.Nationstrategy.com – Phoenix, AZ
“Stephanie Mann is a profound and dynamic humanitarian who has changed the lives of people everywhere, as they have taken advantage of the wisdom she has to offer. Her talent and ability are rare in quality and results. There are not words enough to say all the wonderful things she is. Just know, if she is on your team, you can’t do any better.” Rebecca Kimbel January 19, 2010
Rebecca Kimbel , TV Producer – DTM Toastmaster – Area Gov – Eureka, CA
WHAT COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ADOPT-A-BLOCK Guidebook
“Here at last is a down to earth, do it yourself guide to community organizing, that will empower any group of neighbors to make positive change in their neighborhood. The instructions are simple but powerfully effective and accessible to all.”
Dr. Kimberly Duir, Assistant Clinical Professor, Family & Community Medicine University of California, San Francisco & University of California, Davis California, San Francisco & University of California, Davis
“Community involvement is at the foundation of our progress as a country. Putting these tools to use locally will be a powerful step forward.”
Judge John C. Minney – Superior Court of the State of California (Retired)
A great ‘Community Policing’ resource; one that offers a map to retaining and keeping your neighborhoods striving towards the quality of life they deserve!”
Commander Tom Milner – Newark, CA Police Department
“The Adopt-A-Block guidelines are so timely for our society today to help implement the old adage ‘I am my brothers keeper’. It is a tool that can be used to regain our neighborhoods and strengthen our communities.”
Dr. Barbara J. Williams ThD – Executive Administrator, C.H. Mason Bible College
“People are social beings who have a natural tendency to take care of each other. The Adopt-A-Block Guidebook reminds us how important it is to build on this caring aspect of human nature in order to replace fear, distress and isolation with supportive communities in which all can thrive.”
Marilyn Langlois – Community Advocate, Office of the Mayor – Richmond CA
“It takes a whole village to raise a child. There has been a whole lot of talking with very little walking. Community involvement is paramount to touch and save our children. When it comes to community, all of God’s children are valuable and deserve to be cultivated in a collective way…we are each other’s neighbor.”
Fred Jackson, Coordinator – Neighborhood House, No. Richmond CA.