Hasan Davis, Empowerment Solutions
Hasan Davis is a youth and arts advocate, performer, and lawyer. A former gang member, Davis is the founder of Empowerment Solutions, where he helps young people and adults find their voices, self-respect, and dignity.
Davis grew up in inner-city Atlanta, was expelled from high school, and later discovered that he suffered from dyslexia and ADD—but not before joining a gang. After barely escaping a bullet in a street fight, Davis realized he had to change. He earned his GED; went to Berea College, where he was expelled twice but persisted to earn his undergraduate degree; and went on to study law at the University of Kentucky.
He also performs in historical reenactments across the country. (Davis can be seen portraying Angus Augustus Burleigh, a runaway slave who fought for the Union in the Civil War, in Program 807 of KET’s Kentucky Life.)
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Hasan Davis, deputy commissioner of operations at the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, talks about his own journey from troubled youth to respected attorney and youth advocate, as well as the juvenile justice system in the state.