Alfred Lomas (founder of LA Gang Tours)
Alfred Lomas is a former gang member from the largest and most notorious gang in South-Central Los Angeles. A veteran of an elite U.S. Marine corps Infantry unit. Alfred, upon his Military discharge later operated as a freelance hired gun protecting criminal assets and working as a body guard for some of Los Angeles top gang leaders, he participated in many of L. A.’s deadliest drug wars.
After a radical and life changing experience, receiving the Lord as his personal Savior, he has dedicated his life to serving the Los Angeles community through humanitarian aid and violence reduction/prevention.
He got his start as the Director of the mobile food truck program at the Los Angeles Dream Center.The program provides food to 50,000 people and distributes 200 tons of provisions every month across the Los Angeles metropolis, primarily for low-income families who live in inner city housing projects, at-risk neighborhoods, and high crime areas.
He has pioneered food distribution sites in rival Blood and Crip territories that are sworn enemies to his gang. These efforts have helped bridge communities devastated by multi generational hatred and
Alfred risks his life to break the cycle of violence and forge peace with his gang rivals to stop the killings, rescue kids and launch new economic models from within the community. He has been involved in
programs working with the most at-risk youth who live in gang-infested neighborhoods throughout the Los Angeles County.
Lomas is also currently working with a multi agency collaborative that specializes in hardcore gang intervention strategies. This involves formalized training, to certify former gang members and community partners who all are working to end gang violence in Los Angeles.
- Gang violence in Los Angeles reduced by 27% Since the violence interruption/conflict mediation model has been implemented.
- This model of violence interruption is being studied worldwide for use in combating gang violence in other nations.
The work of Alfred Lomas has drawn the interest of over 100 U.S. and international media outlets, resulting in interviews with all major news outlets including: Fox Business, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC World News, BBC, N.Y. Times, Wall St. Journal, Univision, AP, ProSieben, TV2 Norway, RTL, NPR, Deutchland Radio, TV1Russia, Ripley’s believe it or not and more.
Alfred Lomas is a National and International speaker, gang abatement consultant, social entrepreneur and founder of Inner-City Visions & LA Gang Tours, a nonprofit organization dedicated to gang violence reduction and youth development strategies Domestically and Internationally. Our gang prevention program has impacted thousands of youth and children nationally and internationally including Sudanese refugees and former child gun soldiers.
Alfred Lomas – words from the heart.
“My heart and prayer is that this organization will provide rays of hope into the dark corridors of drugs and gang violence. Together we will fight for peace and love, with a determination that will not be denied and a courage that will never fail.” – Alfred Lomas