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The Family Man & 

Former Domestic 

Violence Offender

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From The Halls of Prison To The Halls of Harvard

"A.W. Burgess Is A Living Testimony That Domestic Violence Offenders Can Change!"


Today A.W. Burgess is "America's Domestic Violence Expert" even though his work has no borders and has taken him into nearly every country on the globe! Affectionately called The FAMILY MAN since 1995, he is the accountable social enterprise C.E.O, National Executive Director, and Founder of Family Mankind, a 501-(c)3 non-profit organization who advocates for victims, families, and communities impacted by domestic violence. Burgess was appointed by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper in 2021 to serve as a N.C. Domestic Violence Commissioner. He has received certificates in Nonprofit Leadership Management from Duke and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Executive Education for the Nonprofit Management and Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Success. 


Commonly called "The Wolf" in corporate America, Burgess is a native of Baltimore, Maryland where he is a graduate of McDonogh School. With a promising future in collegiate and professional sports, as well as incredibly rare career opportunities on the horizon, he went to prison at the onset of his senior year of college, as a result of domestic violence(DV).


After receiving a life-altering treatment in 1992 at the Central State Hospital, a penitentiary psychiatric hospital, he emerged from prison as a permanently disenfranchised convicted felon, and a change agent charged to lovingly help DV offenders, sexual deviants, child abusers, and bullies. Burgess helps these individuals find the root cause of their violent behavior, so they do not harm others, the community they reside, their families, and their very own legacy as he once did. By aiding them to find their mental wellness, he keeps innocent victims from being harmed or killed, while also ending cycles and cultures of violence, secrets, and generational trauma.

Burgess works with and serves the most at risk and most violent, to protect and serve the most vulnerable and innocent, saving both, and the community they reside, so that ALL can be the most victorious in their one and only lifetime. These community citizens are the most at risk youth, abused, neglected, disrespected, bullied, children, women and men, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, Veterans, and our aging citizens.

His book, The Family Man: Solutions To Permanently Eradicate Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Bullying  discusses in detail how he went from being a DV offender to a Family Man, offering solutions to abusers to permanently end violence! Burgess confesses to the world that he was a domestic violence offender, abuser, and bully and prays that his public admission will create a transparent movement that inspires other abusers to come forward to receive the required mental health services that will permanently end their struggles with domestic violence. The Family Man is available for domestic and international sale on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. 

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The mission: Rehabilitation...Recovery...Restoration...& Resiliency for individuals, families, & communities impacted by domestic violence. 

FAMILY MANKIND® provides anonymous domestic violence, trauma informed care services to individuals who participate in violent behavior.


Literally helping God save lives and legacies by breaking the cycles of generational violence.

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