A clean, well-lighted place: Drop-in center offers critical refuge for youth in need

As a former parole officer, Waypoint’s Jason Smith often dealt with the end result of what he calls “generational poor choices” where a former inmate had come from a bad family situation or upbringing.  And sadly, the longer he worked in the field, he had come across parolees from the same family – hence the “generational” part.  He said that in many instances, those who were formerly incarcerated came back into the world “worse off than they were before.” READ MORE