A Grassroots Mission in Watts

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Jorja Leap and UCLA Luskin’s Watts Leadership Institute launch a 10-year initiative to build a legacy of leaders and empowerment

Social Welfare professor receives grant to create center in Watts

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Jorja Leap awarded a $200,000 two-year funding commitment

Leap Honors Dads in 'Project Fatherhood'

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In her new book, Social Welfare professor Jorja Leap tells stories of former gang members who have decided to commit to their roles as fathers

Jorja Leap

Jorja Leap has been a member of the UCLA faculty…

Jorja Leap's Gang Expertise Tapped by Media

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The Social Welfare professor has been quoted extensively about gang related trends and behavior.

Intervening in Violence: “People Join Gangs Because of a Lethal Absence of Hope”

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Associate professor Jorja Leap discusses factors that lead to young people joining gangs on radio show