Hope, Kinship, and the Path to Reform-The Homeboy Way

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A Reception will follow the event.  

In 1986, when Homeboy Industries’ founder, Gregory Boyle became pastor of Dolores Mission Church, it was the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles. The parish included Aliso Village and Pico Gardens, then the largest public housing projects west of the Mississippi. They also had the highest concentration of gang activity. That was saying something, given Los Angeles’ reputation as the gang capital of the world. Since 1988, Father Boyle’s message of hope, kinship, and belonging have been actualized through his radical approach to transformation, now replicated well beyond Boyle Heights in over 400 organizations around the world.

In this exciting event, Father Boyle will speak to the communities’ radical approach to treating gang members as human beings, and how Homeboy Industries, has broadened the field of reentry services, turned the tide of gang violence, and has successfully advocated for change to systemic law enforcement tactics and the criminal justice policies of mass incarceration.

Sponsored by the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law, The Stanford Racial Justice Center and the HAAS Center for Public Service. 



John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law

Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC)

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This event is open to the public.

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