Kim Bogucki is the co-founder of The IF Project, an innovative partnership between law enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated people, and community leaders to build commonality, reduce misperceptions and serve as a deterrent to recidivism and future incarceration.
A 32 -year veteran of the Seattle Police Department, Kim has developed Internationally replicated programs that create dialogue around issues of social justice between members of law enforcement and the communities they serve.
The IF Project engages current and former inmates to share intimate accounts of their experiences through writing and video diaries. This work creates a knowledge base that can educate communities and reduce the cycle of crime.
In 2007 Kim co-created the West Side Story Project to bring together young people and law enforcement around the performing arts to address the plight of gang violence. She also developed the Donut Dialogues, a series of programs that engaged young people and law enforcement to enhance connectedness and dispel misperceptions.
Kim has received numerous awards for her work, including The Red Cross Heroes Award; the Seattle Storm’s (WNBA) Women that Inspire Award; the Center for Children’s Youth and Justice President’s Award; the Seattle Police Foundation Excellence Award; the Department of Corrections Volunteer of the Year at Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW); the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Community Leader Award; The FC Seattle Reign Legends Award and Washington State Mentors Association Unsung Heroes Award.
Kim is a part of a gender-responsive initiative with the Washington State Department of Corrections. She serves as an officer liaison to the LGBTQ Advisory Council and is a recent member of the board of directors of the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA). She currently sits board for the Washington State Correctional Industries. and has also been appointed by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to sit on both his Re Entry and Ending Youth Homelessness task forces. Kim speaks Internationally about Criminal Justice Reform and has delivered three TEDx Talks that are available online.