James is a 20-year veteran of the New York City Police Department; he is a certified gang specialist and youth expert. James Johnson was successful in decreasing gang activity 62% in Brooklyn New York . After retiring in 2005, he relocated to Cary North Carolina and started Life Strategies Solutions Inc. where he continues to connect, empower and restore families. He is an author, presenter and life strategiest. In addition to the many hats he wears, he currently the trainer for Big Brother Big Sisters.
The " How to Reach the Prodigal Child" book answers the following questions: what attracts youth to gangsters, how to bring a child out of a gang, how to strengthen the parent/child relationship, how to connect and empower a hard-to-reach child, how to make the home the command center,