"Legacies made and lives changed"

“This could’ve been a path where…it would be more difficult for him to begin to take a different path, a path that involves smarter choices, and that this wouldn’t follow him for the rest of his life, and that was really encouraging. I was also excited that the judicial system looks at other options to help youth other than being punitive” – Lawanda

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Sean Goode
"If my son is going to do it, I'm going to do it too. I got his back" - Jose Sr.

As a teen, Jose Sr. experienced a “Scared Straight” workshop facilitated by ex-gang members that was supposed to discourage negative behavior. It didn’t work for him.  So when he received the invitation for his son Jose Jr. to attend the CHOOSE 180 Youth workshop, he expected much of the same. But he found himself surprised by how different this experience was—for the both of them.

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Sean Goode