Victor Dickson

President/CEO

Since mid-2013, Victor Dickson has served as President of Safer Foundation.

Victor Dickson

Victor B. Dickson is the President /CEO of Safer Foundation in Chicago IL. Safer Foundation is a national leader in the fields of community corrections, prisoner reentry and workforce development. Through a comprehensive suite of programs and services, Safer Foundation assists individuals pre- and post-release from jail or prison with a full spectrum of services designed to overcome the barriers to reentry. The core of Safer’s mission is job preparation and placement which enables Safer Foundation clients to experience a substantially lower rate of recidivism. Safer Foundation provides “a road back” for individuals to reenter as productive, contributing members of society.

Mr. Dickson brings a unique blend of leadership experience to the Safer Foundation. His experience includes more than 20 years in the corporate sector with AT&T and Sprint. Mr. Dickson finished his corporate career at Sprint Corporation as National Vice President Sales Support & Infrastructure Services. In this role Victor led a team of more than 3500 network & systems engineers, software developers and technical account consultants, supporting national and multi-national business clients. His team was responsible for maintaining an $11B revenue stream.

In addition, Victor served as Chief Operating Officer for a local non-profit where he directed a variety of entities providing social services, education and relief efforts locally and abroad.

In 2014, Victor was appointed by the governor to the Illinois Human Services Commission. He also represents Safer Foundation on the Illinois Commission to Eliminate Poverty and the Illinois Workforce Investment Board.

Mr. Dickson is a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He andand his wife, Tales, have four children and reside in Chicago.



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