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December 6, 2019

CJ Evolution Podcast: Michelle Palladini - Police Officer, Professional Speaker & Founder of L.E.A.P

Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. Special thanks to all the brave men and women who serve in the criminal justice field. You are honored, respected and loved. I know it may not seem like that sometimes, but you are. Always remember that.

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I am so pumped for 2020. I hope you are too. I am very excited for a new collaboration and partnership with Carrie Wooten and Jerrod Hardy that is coming in 2020.

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So excited to have my next guest on the show, Michelle Palladini. Michelle is widely respected for her law enforcement expertise, and commitment to the care and protection of children, and even more loved for her unrelenting positivism, passion, and dedication to the community.

A strong proponent of community policing, and “building villages” to instill, nurture and foster a strong, fundamental support for children, her zeal for bettering the lives of others took on an amazing life of its own. She was inspired to develop the L.E.A.P. (Leadership, Empowerment, Awareness, Protection) Program in 2013, which offers a solution-focused method for connecting the police with the schools and parents as a pathway to children’s success in four areas: happiness, health, safety, and resilience.

Michelle’s method for “policing youth” is astoundingly authentic, trauma-informed, and mindful of cultural biases and age/gender stereotypes. She believes in seeking out the root cause of risky/criminal behaviors, as this is the only way one can truly “protect and serve.” Michelle’s personal and professional stories of inspiration cultivate a re-dedication to policing as a public service rooted in compassion and greater understanding.

Michelle has received numerous accolades and awards for her work, and her thought-provoking conversations have been shared across the nation. As a Massachusetts Certified Teacher and Children’s Yoga/Mindfulness Instructor, Michelle has used her diverse skill set to become a leading voice in a most unique combination of community and youth policing, police leadership, education, mindfulness, work/life balance, and parenting.

When she’s not working and changing the world for our kids, she’s home with her family (husband, daughter, three bonus children, and the most zen dog, a Siberian Husky named Denali).


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