From LA to San Salvador: Lessons from a Gang Prevention Leader


Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Taubman, Rm 301, Harvard Kennedy School - 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge

Speaker: Guillermo Cespedes, former Deputy Mayor of LA for Gang Reduction and Youth Development

About the talk:
Few are in better position to talk about gangs than Guillermo Cespedes, who has spent his life working with socially and economically marginalized communities both inside and outside the US. In LA, he ran the pioneering GRYD anti-gang program, leading to a 38% reduction in gang crime over five years. He works now in Central America, where gang crime has spiraled out of control. Come listen to his views on how to prevent gang crime before it starts using a comprehensive approach to working with kids and families at risk.

Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by: the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (HKS), the HKS Criminal Justice PIC, the Center for International Development (HKS), and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)