CHERYL BONACCI

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Cheryl serves as Director of Communications for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC). After an eight-year career in the entertainment industry, Cheryl left Hollywood behind for a life of community service. The duality of her responsibilities offers a unique opportunity for her to work with system-involved individuals both inside lockdown facilities as well as those transitioning back into the community from incarceration. Her strong alliance with adult and juvenile corrections and judicial representatives, Los Angeles County Supervisors, and a wide range of community- and faith-based organizations is a testament to her ability to understand the issues from all angles and work cohesively toward solutions. As an appointee for Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl on the Permanent Steering Committee of the Office of Diversion and Reentry, and a Board Member for Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative and the ADVOT Project, Cheryl is able to lend her expertise to efforts focused on establishing sustainable change within the system while positively affecting the lives in its grasp. Her holistic perspective of the issues facing our sons and daughters returning home, coupled with the deep relationships cultivated in her fifteen years of service, offer a unique depth of knowledge and insight in her work.

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