Recidivism among youthful offenders is extremely high: 2/3 will be re-arrested, and up to 1/3 re-incarcerated, within a few years of release.
As one of the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry programs in the country, Homeboy Industries has helped nurture into existence 46 similar programs in the United States (and several outside). The goal is to create a movement in this country to address the lethal absence of hope among inner-city youth.
Every gift made to Homeboy Industries assists and helps to provide hope for an individual seeking a second chance.
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