Jose Osuna is the Principal Consultant for Osuna Consulting. Jose is also the current Executive Director for Restore I.N.K. Prior to founding Osuna Consulting, Osuna was the Director of External Affairs at Homeboy Industries, a position he held as part of the executive management team with the organization. Jose led Homeboy’s external advocacy initiatives, such as ‘Banning the Box’ from employment applications. These issues are important to the population served at Homeboy Industries, where up to 75% of those who work in the program and seek their services have served prison terms and have felony convictions. Before working in external affairs, Osuna was the Director of Employment Services, as well as the head of the Solar Panel Installation Training and Certification Program – both at Homeboy Industries.
Jose Osuna first arrived at Homeboy Industries as a trainee enrolled in the eighteen-month program the organization offers. Prior to this, Osuna served thirteen years in prison, and had been involved in gangs since the age of ten. Nine years ago, Osuna’s son Moises was killed as a result of gun violence – he was seventeen years old. Jose Osuna uses this experience, among many others, as the strongest motivating factors in his work at Osuna Consulting. By combining both his personal and professional experience, Osuna is able to bring a unique perspective and a fresh approach to his work.
Jose Osuna is uniquely qualified to provide consultation services in a diverse set of areas, such as: gang rehabilitation, community based re-entry solutions, working with elected officials and community leaders to attain potential and appropriate private and governmental funding, general community organizing, and social justice advocacy efforts.
Jose was most recently a member of L.A. County’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety, appointed by L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis, as well as a member of the L.A. County Probation Reform and Implementation Team, appointed by L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn.
Jose Osuna is a proud father to his surviving children and grandfather to his three grandchildren, Nayeli, Adrien, and Abel.