Here are some things about us!
One of S.C.O.P. E’s main objectives is to provide a voice to those that otherwise would not be heard due to their past. We want to provide leadership skills and organize justice involved citizens to challenge the systemic issues that continue to destroy our community.
To provide unity, hope, and a clear path forward through organization and empowerment of justice involved people.Cura Personalis (Care for the Whole Person).
All people affected by the criminal justice system have hope and opportunity.
Accountability, Honesty, Determination, Forgiveness, Trust, Courage, Compassion.
Meet Our Staff!
Johnny Waller Jr
Founder & Executive Director
Johnny Waller Jr. has worked in the community for a decade helping to reduce violence and help ex-offenders successfully reenter society. He has also worked to pass local and state legislation along with members of the community in an effort to build a united, more equitable Kansas City. He is a former business owner, non-profit business executive and mentor to a great number of adults and youth in the Greater Kansas City area. Johnny graduated with honors from Johnson County Community College with an associate degree in Business Administration. He also holds both a Bachelor and Master degree in Business Management from Rockhurst University and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma for academic excellence in business studies.
Director of Programs
Damone E.Cox is a Restorative Justice Mediator, Facilitator, and Coordinator at the Center for Conflict Resolution, a company seeking to help communities through restorative practices to resolve conflicts and heal the harm that has been done. Previously, Damone was a freelance paralegal working primarily within Kansas law. He graduated with honors from Blackstone Career Institute with a degree in Paralegal Studies. He is a certified mediator, trained in Interpersonal Conflict Resolution with 20 years of conflict resolution experience. Damone specializes in working with at-risk youth, including gang members. Damone has received a Good Neighbor award for heroism from Eggs & Enlightenment for saving an 8 year old boy from drowning in 2019. He has also been nominated for The Living Legends Award for Service to Humanity. Damone is a native of Kansas city ,Mo.,and has been an active performer of the arts, an activist, and youth organizer for the better part of his life. He was the Director of the African Awareness Organization for a number of years, and organized functions and events to create a forum where people of African descent, and those who were not, could learn about the rich African culture and heritage.