Mr. Jerrod Mustaf
Mr. Jerrod Mustaf,
Take Charge Juvenile Diversion President/Executive Director
Jerrod Mustaf is widely recognized as one of the rising stars in the field of social work in the Washington Metropolitan Area. As a long-time advocate for juvenile justice programs and one of the first certified gang prevention counselors in state of Maryland, he manages one of the most successful Juvenile Justice Programs in the nation. As the public face and primary fundraiser for Take Charge, Mustaf oversees and directs program activities for a program that employs a staff of six with more than 8 active programs and an annual budget of $500,000. Mustaf has the organization poised to spread its special brand of juvenile service beyond Prince George’s County.
He has more than 15 years of experience in developing, marketing and implementing local, state and programs resulting in an increase in serviced population and national level recognition. His experience in directing and managing juvenile justice programs helped Take Charge to achieve a 90% success rates for program-involved participants, one of the best records of achievements for a nonprofit in the State of Maryland. Best known as a former NBA player, Jerrod Mustaf has dedicated his post-playing career to transforming lives and mentoring at-risk youth throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.
He is member of dozens of boards and organizations, including as the former 2nd Vice President of the Prince George’s Chapter of the NAACP, Volunteer coach South Bowie Boys and Girls Club, board member of the Mid-Atlantic Youth Crime Watch, former President of African Tourism Organization, member Advocates for Abused and Neglected Children, member of the Mental Health Association, University of Maryland M Club for Athletics, NBA Retired Players Association, Founder of the Street Basketball Association, former Sports Ambassador The Republic of Gambia, West Africa, member of U.S. Representative Donna Edwards (D-Maryland Fourth District) Education Advisory Committee and member of the Prince George’s County Youth and Gang Violence Task Force. Mustaf also is a notary public in the state of Maryland and a widely sought after public speaker.
Mustaf earned a scholarship to the University of Maryland and majored in Family Studies prior to obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Barrington University and an advanced degree in Christian Counseling from Spirit of Faith Institute, Richmond,Virginia. He attended fabled DeMatha High School where he played basketball for the legendary Morgan Wooten. While in high school, Mustaf holds the distinction of being one of six players in history to be named to the Parade All-American Team three consecutive years. Mustaf also holds numerous awards and accomplishments that include, but aren’t limited to the 100 Black Men Community Service Award 2012, 2010 Coalition for Juvenile Justice Award and 2011 Greenbelt Youth Center Wall of Fame Inductee. He also received the 2008 NAACP President’s Service Award for his outstanding community advocacy and was recognized by The Daily record as 100 of the Most Influential Marylanders in 2014.