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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.



Post Date: February 1, 2012