The UCLA Department of Social Welfare in the Luskin School of Public Affairs was proud to present "GANGS: Strategies to Break the Cycle of Violence" a 2010-2011 speaker series to address gang issues—both in Los Angeles and on a national scale—with special focus on current knowledge of gang operations, intervention strategies, effective support services and policy recommendations.
Bernard Warner, director of prisons, Washington State
Department of Corrections; former chief deputy secretary for the
Division of Juvenile Justice, California Department of Corrections and
Rehabilitation, spoke at UCLA on May 5, 2011.
This lecture was generously sponsored by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation 
Meda Chesney-Lind, feminist criminologist and editor of "Female Gangs in America," visited UCLA on April 14, 2011.
Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff, spoke to social welfare students at UCLA on March 31, 2011. RECAP
Greg Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director, Homeboy Industries; author of "Tattoos on the Heart" talks about gang intervention and prevention on February 3, 2011. RECAP 
James C. (Buddy) Howell, senior research associate, National Youth Gang Center, former director of research and program development, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) talks with students on January 13, 2011. RECAP 
CONNIE RICE, co-director of the Advancement Project Los Angeles and author of the study "A Call to Action: A Case for a Comprehensive Solution to L.A.'s Gang Violence Epidemic," talks at UCLA on Thursday, November 18, 2010. RECAP
Louis Tuthill, social science analyst specializing in reduce gang activity, illicit firearms trafficking, drug trafficking, and neighborhood community violence, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) spoke on October 19, 2010.