"Hot Bench" star Larry Mackman and his work with "New Directions"
There are more than 450 active gangs in Los Angeles with at least 45,000 members, according to the L.A.P.D. These groups attract troubled youth and tie them into a life of violence, abuse and danger. Many youth turn to the streets because they believe that is the only option they have for their future. 

New Directions for Youth strives to change that mentality. This incredible organization invited the Good Celebrity team inside their North Hollywood headquarters to view the life-changing work it performs. The NDY team has been actively helping Los Angeles youth stay off the streets and live violence-free lives since the mid-seventies. 

Larry Bakman, a criminal defense attorney and judge on the television series “Hot Bench,” is using his celebrity to bring awareness to this Good Organization. He recently sat down with us to explain why NDY’s work means so much to him.
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