Clifton Hall born in 1977, was born in Roosevelt New York. Clifton describes the community as being poor and lacking in services to combat the many social ills the community experienced. The socialization of hanging with misguided groups would eventually lead Clifton toward his own path as a juvenile and adult offender.
Upon his release in 2011 and until 2014 Clifton volunteered at How Our Lives Link Altogether (HOLLA), the organization that he helped to found. This work led to a role at the Brooklyn-based Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) where Clifton worked with juveniles mandated from New York City courts and probation departments. This work experience would provide further education for Clifton.
In late 2013 at the court intervention program Clifton went on to become Senior Case Manager and lead staff trainer in Trauma Informed Services. From 2014—2016 his strong grasp of Trauma and its’ impact on black and brown communities allowed him to be chosen to lead a team of staff that were responsible for keeping the agency trauma friendly and training all incoming and current staff on how to engage young people in a trauma informed way.
Clifton also has certificates and certifications in several subject areas such as: Anger Replacement Training-2003, Alternative to Violence Certification-2011, Hearts Trauma Training/Trainer-2013—Recurring, Motivational Interviewing Training-2013, CPR Certification-2014 and Youth Opportunities Program Outdoor Training-2016 and others.
In 2016 Clifton accepted an offer from the Precedential Group to become its Chief Affiliate Consultant. This partnership allows Clifton and HLA to team up with the Precedential Group to deliver services to New York City clients efficiently.
In 2022 after years of research and the successful deployment of a minimal viable product, Clifton relocated to the Pennsylvania area during the pandemic of 2020 and commissioned the development of a full and viable trauma resource app. That app is set to launch in September of 2023.
Finally, Clifton’s unique introspective trauma trainings have provided trauma services for agencies such as: New York City Department for Youth & Community Development (2016 & 2017), Safe Horizons (2016), Suffolk County Police Department (2017), Coney Island Anti-Violence Collaborative (2016 & 2017), among others. Clifton also appears in several speaking engagements, including John Jay’s CUNY’s Tedx speaking series to inform others about the impacts of community trauma on human behavior.