Norman Livingston Kerr
Norman Livingston Kerr has been hired as a consultant by the city of Chattanooga to help the city devise a violence intervention strategy. Kerr’s work in Chattanooga will include analyzing violence in the city, assessing what existing programs can address these issues, where gaps exist, and helping leaders better understand the root causes of violence to work toward solutions. The founder of Trajectory Changing Solutions, Kerr’s work as a global violence reduction professional includes spending two years as assistant deputy mayor for public safety in Chicago. Kerr also worked for an organization called UCAN from 2012 to 2019, where he led efforts to address violence in several Chicago neighborhoods. He also spent 14 years with Cure Violence, previously known as Ceasefire. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Chicago.