USA - New Book Celebrates 30 Years of Homeboy Industries

A new photo book, “Walking in Grace”, by Alison Fogg Carlson, commemorates 30 years of Homeboy Industries, founded by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ. Homeboy Industries is currently the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. With photographs by Michael Collopy accompanied by intimate stories and poetry written by former gang members, the book gives a look into the services Homeboy Industries provides, including tattoo removal, job training, substance abuse treatment, mental health care and legal assistance. “In our current culture where dehumanizing speech about gang members is being normalized, the compassion and empathy of which they are so deserving is withheld from them”, said Fr. Boyle.