Rev. Greg Boyle, SJ

2014 Annual Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C. Lecture

“Joy and Hope in the Hood”

Rev. Greg Boyle, SJ, executive director of Homeboy Industries and an acknowledged expert on gangs and intervention approaches, is a nationally renowned speaker. He has given commencement addresses at numerous universities, as well as spoken at conferences for teachers, social workers, criminal justice workers and others about the importance of adult attention, guidance and unconditional love in preventing youth from joining gangs. Fr. Greg and several “homies” were featured speakers at the White House Conference on Youth in 2005 at the personal invitation of Mrs. George Bush. In 1998, he was a member of the 10-person California delegation to President Clinton’s Summit on Children in Philadelphia.

Fr. Greg is also a consultant to youth service and governmental agencies, policy-makers, and employers. Fr. Boyle serves as a member of the National Gang Center Advisory Board (U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention). He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Loyola Law School Center for Juvenile Law and Policy in Los Angeles. Previously, he held an appointment to the California Commission on Juvenile Justice, Crime and Delinquency Prevention.