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Monday, 15 April 2013

EVENT 31 MAY 2013: Tackling gangs and youth violence: Experiences from Homeboy in the United States

Tackling gangs and youth violence: Experiences from Homeboy in the United States

Starts at: May 31, 2013 10:30
Ends at: May 31, 2013 13:00

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Fringe-style event to explore the best ways to tackling gangs and youth violence.

Speakers:

Father Greg Boyle, Founder, Homeboy Industries
James Horton, Senior Staff Member and Graduate, Homeboy
Dr Jorja Leap, Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Welfare, UCLA
Rob Owen, Chief Executive, St Giles Trust
Neil Amos, Partner, Policing and Justice, PA Consulting
Theme:

The 2011 Riots provided a harsh reminder of the damage that gang and youth violence can do to not just property and communities, but also the lives of those offenders involved. In London, the Metropolitan Police have led the way in tackling gang crime through the refocused Trident Gang Command, coupling enforcement with desistence and rehabilitation, while a number of forces have partnered with innovative providers such as St Giles Trust and Catch22 to address gang cultures. In Scotland, the Violence Reduction Unit has pioneered a new public health approach to violent crime. Yet despite significant progress to date, gangs continue to be blight on streets and communities through considerable levels of criminal activity and violence.

This fringe-style event will provide an opportunity for Father Greg Boyle, the Founder of Homeboy Industries, to set out his experiences of addressing gang violence in Los Angeles over the last 25 years. Homeboy Industries, an independent social enterprise, is one of the largest and well-known gang rehabilitation programmes in the United States, helping up to 1,000 former gang members leave a life of crime behind them every month and raising around $15 million a year to reinvest in rehabilitation and community projects. Among the other international speakers will be James Horton, a graduate of Homeboy, and UCLA’s Dr Jorja Leap, who has completed a formal evaluation of the programme. To give a UK perspective, Rob Owen, Chief Executive of St Giles Trust, and Neil Amos, Partner at PA Consulting, will give their thoughts.
Timetable:

10.30 – 11.00 Tea and coffe

11.00 – 11.05 Welcome and introduction

11.05 – 11.25 Keynote speech: Tackling gang and youth violence: Experiences from Homeboy
Father Greg Boyle, Founder, Homeboy Industries

11.25 – 11.50 Expert panel of respondents
James Horton, Senior Staff Member and Graduate, Homeboy
Dr Jorja Leap, Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare, UCLA
Rob Owen, Chief Executive, St Giles Trust
Neil Amos, Partner, PA Consulting

11.50 – 12.15 Q&A with the audience

12.15 – 12.20 Sum-up and event close

12.20 – 13.00 Lunch

Please register your interest at sam.oakley@reform.co.uk. Places are limited and you will receive confirmation of your place by email.

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