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PBS NewsHour | Gang Member-Turned-Ph.D. Mentors Youth on the Fringes | PBS

Duration: 08:45
Program: PBS NewsHour #10253
Broadcast Date: Feb. 1, 2012

Victor Rios says he has lived two lifetimes. In his first, he was a gang member, juvenile delinquent and high school dropout. Now, he's a sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who tries to help adolescents avoid the same mistakes he made and get second chances like he did. Ray Suarez reports.

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Post Date: February 1, 2012