If you read Martin Morse Wooster's piece this week, you might enjoy the story of Café Momentum, new Dallas restaurant helping juvenile offenders.
"When three young men talk about the past, they call themselves names: the black sheep. The bad one. A headache. A wild card. Incarcerated before age 18, the Dallas County Juvenile Department labeled them “throwaways.” Their course was marked for a life of crime. So Chef Chad Houser offered them jobs. Now, about 75 young men who served jail time for non-violent crimes are working a roughly yearlong internship at Café Momentum, a nonprofit restaurant and training facility in downtown Dallas. Many come from Dallas County Youth Village, a court-ordered, six-month residency program for young men at risk for recidivism." -- Nanette Light, the Dallas Morning News