Victor Rios

In 1994, Victor Rios was introduced to the nation in a Frontline documentary as a gang member, a delinquent, and a high school dropout. Frontline met up again with Rios 18 years later and found that in the intervening years, Rios earned his high school diploma, finished college, earned a Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley, and wrote books on his life and on the school to prison pipeline, particularly for black and Latino boys. He now teaches sociology at the University of California Santa Barbara and helps at-risk youth navigate the perils of adolescence. He is also a family man with a wife and three children. Read More

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