A Grassroots Mission in Watts

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

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

Leap Honors Dads in 'Project Fatherhood'

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

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”

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