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- My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher
Pearl Arredondo grew up in East Los Angeles, the daughter of a high-ranking gang member who was in-and-out of jail. Many teachers wrote her off as having a problem with authority. Now a teacher herself, she's creating a different kind of school and telling students her story so that they know it’s okay if sometimes homework isn't the first thing on their mind.
- Gang Member-Turned Ph.D. Mentors Youth on the Fringes
Victor Rios says he has lived two lifetimes. In his first, he was a gang member, juvenile delinquent and high school dropout. Today, he’s a sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who studies at-risk youth.
- In Chicago, More Often Than Any U.S. City, Shooters Are Teens
WBEZ's Patrick Smith talked with two young men from Chicago about what drew them into gangs and their struggles to move away from both guns and the culture of violence.
- Teens Arrested on Gang Suspicion Are Released Due to Lack of Evidence
This report covers the arrests of teens who were suspected of being in a gang, but who were subsequently released due to a lack of evidence.
- National Gang Center
The official website for the national gang center.