Homeboy Industries serves at-risk and gang involved youth with a continuum of services and programs designed to meet their multiple needs, and runs four businesses that serve as job-training sites. From a charter high school to tattoo removal to poetry classes and solar panel installation training, comprehensive services are offered to all who walk through Homeboy’s doors. After completing job-readiness programs, clients can be placed in one of our four businesses, where former rivals work side by side baking bread, learning to silkscreen, developing retail skills, or running a restaurant and catering business.
Father Greg Boyle, the founder of Homeboy Industries, sees the organization as giving gang members a “way out and a way up.” For more than 10 years, this program has restored the lives of young people through educational opportunities, job training and counseling – lifting up the community along the way. The two videos below share more about this example of restorative justice as its best.
This organization was highlighted in CMN’s October 2012 newsletter.