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Taking the Thug Out of the Thug Life (VOA On Assignment August 2)

Angeles has often been called the “gang capital” of the United States, with hundreds of active criminal gangs. But the city is also home to a program that is helping thousands of young people leave behind gang life every year. In fact, “Homeboy Industries” is so successful at giving ex-gang members a new path in life, other countries are looking at the program for help. VOA reporter Elizabeth Lee fills us in.