A Glimpse of a Better Life: An Apartment and a Head Start for Young Men Just out of Juvenile Prison

The Virginian-Pilot

By Dave Ress

Two days after moving into his first apartment, Jaquazzi Worthen cinched up a necktie, slipped into a suit provided by a local foundation and — with more than a little trepidation — was knocking on a restaurant manager’s door to ask about a possible job as a dishwasher. He got the job that day. It’s not an easy one — usually a 10-hour shift, ending at 2 a.m, scrubbing the elaborate cheese- and chocolate-encrusted settings at a fondue restaurant near the Oceanfront.

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