Putting young teenagers in jail for felony offenses gets them off the street for awhile but it doesn’t rehabilitate them. So, in Smith County, Texas they found a better way. It’s called Hope Academy and it’s an alternative to the county lock up. Here kids learn to live and work and they create a positive future for themselves. When you listen to these stories you won’t believe how well it’s working.
Executive Producers: Jim Ludlow, David Snyder
Producers: Carol D'Auria, David Martin, Jason Stershic
Associate Producers: Jade Ludlow, MacKenzie Martin
Editor: Jason Stershic