Shavonne Y. Rich is the CEO and Founder of Emerging Alternatives Group LLC and serves as one of the Youth Violence Prevention Specialist in the Training Course, both on-line and in-service. She spent numerous years researching evidence based practices that work in the prevention of violence among youth. Shavonne Y. Rich has Master Level education in Curriculum development and has sent 20 years working in education with children of all age ranges. She has also been a certified Intimate Partner Violence treatment facilitator for over two years.

She is the author of the curriculum that is utilized throughout the Youth Violence Prevention Program with Emerging Alternatives Group L.L.C.

She has worked with individuals post-release from prison in the areas of anger management, substance abuse, sex offense along with other mental health related issues. She is also a Florida Supreme Court Mediator, certified to facilitate peaceful outcomes, collaborative effort, and negotiation in very difficult situations dealing with children and divorce. She is credentialed in Trauma informed practices, is certified through Fema, is trained in applying Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and comes highly recommended by professionals in the field of Mental Health Counseling.

Shavonne Y. Rich graduated from Argosy University with a Masters of Art Degree in Clinical Mental Health. In the past. She has worked with Pinellas Ex-offender Re-Entry Coalition, Counseling Psychotherapy Center, and is now contracted with Alliance Mental Health Incorporated. She is currently a Doctorial Student pursuing her PHD in Counseling Education and Supervision.