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    DescriptionFather Gregory J. Boyle, SJ, is a native of Los Angeles, a Jesuit priest, and founder of Homeboy Industries, an economic development and jobs program begun in 1988 for at-risk and gang-involved youth. "A great many kids in my neighborhood don't plan their futures; they plan their funerals." "G-Dog and the Homeboys" presents the story of Boyle's unconventional ministry and its extraordinary successes. In this expanded, updated edition, Celeste Fremon has returned to East L.A. to report on gang members she first profiled fifteen years ago. Using their individual stories as models, she examines what policy makers should know about gang intervention now, years later.

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    G-Dog and the Homeboys
    Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Celeste Fremon, Introduction by Celeste Fremon, Foreword by Tom Brokaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 325
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780826344854
    ISBN 10: 0826344852

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
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    LC classification: BX2347.8.J89 F74 2008
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    Edition statement
    Updated, Expanded ed.
    University of New Mexico Press
    Imprint name
    University of New Mexico Press
    Publication date
    15 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Albuquerque, NM
    Author Information
    Celeste Fremon is a freelance journalist living in Los Angeles. She has retained close ties with Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries, and the East L.A. Pico neighborhood residents.
    Review quote
    "[Celeste Fremon] offers [Father] Boyle as an example of how approaching gang violence with an eye towards prevention and intervention can be much more effective than simply aiming for 'lock-'em-up and-throw-away-the-key' suppression. Throughout she includes the words of the gang members themselves as they reflect on their lives and what would aid them in improving their circumstances. In this new edition, she adds an afterword that follows up on the fates of a number of the individuals discussed in the main body of the text." - streetgangs.com"