Justice

Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang

January 13th 2018

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A former gang member recalls growing up in the projects around violence, drugs, and exclusion, leading him to feel like joining a game was his only option. He found Homeboy Industries after spending time in jail, which provides former gang members an inmates with therapy, classes and jobs. 83% of street gang members return to prison, but 70% of gang members who complete the Homeboy program don’t recidivate.