Anthony Ceja, M.S.W.
After receiving his Masters in Social Work from San Francisco State University in 1994, Anthony Ceja has worked in the area of gang and violence prevention among youth. Anthony is a Senior Manager for the Student Support Services Department of the San Diego County Office of Education where he has worked for the past 21 years. Anthony is the lead trainer for Restorative Practices for schools in San Diego County and has trained over 8,000 educators. The Restorative Practices training promotes changing the paradigm in schools from using punishment as the primary behavior modification tool to becoming more empowering through developing positive relationships with students as the foundation for student involvement in changing their behavior.
He is the Program Coordinator for the PASS AmeriCorps Program, a school based gang and violence prevention mentoring program where 39 full-time AmeriCorps Members serve over 1,000 students at-risk for school failure in 29 school sites. He is also the Co-Chair for the North County Gang Prevention and Intervention Committee.