LESLIE R. ROBINSON
President Beyond the Bars / Founder & CEO, Trance4mation Games / President, Trance4mation Nation
Leslie is the inventor of Recharge the Game. She is also CEO and Founder of Trance4mation Games, the President and Founder of the non-profit "Trance4mation Nation, Inc."
She is a practicing Psychotherapist alongside actively leading Recharge workshops.
Leslie is a leading figure in developing social communication games as tools to heal and transform. Her Recharge Beyond the Bars Re-entry game, Warrior Spirit Mission Homefront game, and Keep It Real Diverse game are high-impact tools to provide safe spaces for courageous and deeply meaningful conversations, leading to empathy, compassion, understanding, and authentic connection.
Beyond the Bars Columbia University Fellow / Former President of Lifers & Long - Termers Organization at Otisville, CF
Kevin has joined our team as our Lead Credible Messenger Recharge Reentry Support Group Facilitation Trainer & Coach. Kevin is a Beyond the Bars Columbia University Fellow, Former President of Lifers & Long-Termers Organization at Otisville, CF, Advocate for Parole Preparation Project (PPP), and for Release Aging People from Prison (RAPP). Kevin served 28 years in prison, during which time he developed a 16 week Program/Workshop called “Reconciliation” that addresses Pathological Anger that young adolescents and young adults suffer from, stemming from their Primary and Secondary stages of Growth & Development, and implemented and facilitated them within prison environments. Kevin possesses a Paralegal Degree from Mercy College, an Associate’s Degree in Humanities from Dutchess Community College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Syracuse University. Kevin is heavily active in the Social and Restorative Justice Community. He is presently employed as an ATM Technician with All County ATM, LLC., and has worked with several Not-for-Profits i.e: Network Support Services, Inc., The Parole Preparation Project, Common Justice, American Friends Service Committee (Quakers), to name a few. Kevin has also spoken to Special Interest Law Students at NYU; Fordham, Cardoza and CUNY. Finally, Kevin was invited to speak on National Public Radio Station’s WBAI 99.5 FM; and WKRB 90.3 FM.
JEFFREY M. DESKOVIC
Vice President Beyond the Bars, L.L.C. Founder and Executive Director of the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, Inc. Criminal Justice Advocate, Journalist, Public Speaker & Lobbyist for Reform
Jeffrey partnered with Leslie to launch Recharge Beyond the Bars Re-entry game. Forming Beyond the Bars was a natural addition to Jeffrey's life mission and the mission of The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice.
In 1990 Jeffrey was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of a high school classmate and subsequently spent 16 years in prison, kept in maximum security prisons until DNA evidence exonerated him and identified the actual criminal, who killed another victim 3 1/2 years later because he was left free.
Jeffrey was offered an apology and compensation, and chose to turn the unjust situation into a positive. He has since become an advocate for other exonerees and made it his life mission to fight for the justice and the wellbeing of the imprisoned.
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