New book highlights ex-gang members who embrace role as dads

In her first book, “Jumped In,” Jorja Leap, professor of social welfare in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, told the story of her life as a “gangster anthropologist” and an observer and advocate for the young men and women caught up in the life of gangs. Her new book, “Project Fatherhood” (Beacon, 2015), takes its title from a program of the same name and follows ex-gang members who have chosen to become better fathers to their children and father figures to other children in Watts. In advance of the book’s release party on June 4, Leap answered questions about “Project Fatherhood.” —> Read More