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Jose Velez

Chicago, IL
Jose Velez is a current Chicago Gang leader with over 25 years of affiliation. Jose left the gang to serve Christ and was a sought-after speaker on gangs, violence, and incarceration. He was featured in many magazines and main stages across the nation. Eventually, Jose went back to his gang. Jose offers great insight into the gang life and welcomes sharing his story about the church, why he left it, and what we can do to change it.