Mark Cripe

Mark Cripe first escaped his dysfunctional and abusive home through backpacking with the local scouting troop. He left home for good as a seventeen-year-old, enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corp.

After serving in the Marines, Mark went to college to be a marriage counselor but soon developed a desire to work with youth within the faith-based community. This evolved into a focus in education with an emphasis on wilderness experiential education.

Eventually, Mark found employment with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. It did not take long before his assignments steered him toward delinquency intervention. Mark received the prestigious “Leadership and Communication” award from Toastmaster International, and he has been recognized by the California State Senate, the Governor of California, and the United States Congress for his work in juvenile intervention. He has received the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Exemplary Service Award and the Distinguished Service Award for his continued effort in changing how delinquent youth are handled in the juvenile justice system. Now in his 26th year, and a Sergeant, Mark has worked the last fifteen years in juvenile delinquency intervention, where he developed a state-certified Juvenile Intervention Instructors Course that has trained numerous community-based leaders and other law enforcement agencies state wide.

Mark wrote an award-winning book called “Love Loudly: Lessons in Family Crisis, Communication, and Hope.”

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