I started using this negative part of my life to influence people in a positive way.
Eddie Bocanegra has been a violence interrupter for the past two years. He spent 14 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 17. He's presently working towards his social work degree at Northeastern University. In addition to his work with CeaseFire, Eddie has started a therapeutic support group for mothers who have lost children to violence and teaches art in the schools and in summer programs run by Enlace Chicago, the neighborhood where he grew up.