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What keeps you up at night?

“What keeps me up at night is knowing that I have a family, and I need to provide for my family. Being as though I had problems as a juvenile, being a juvenile charged as an adult, it makes things pretty hard for you to try to provide for your family and get a good job and get good health insurance. In my situation, if you have a son who had an illness how are you going to provide for his treatment if you are only making $7.25 working at a dead end job? It’s kind of heartbreaking because you can’t provide and it makes you feel like less of a man because of mistakes that you made in your past that hinder you from being the person you know you can be and leading by example for your child. You don’t want your child to go through things that are rough in life just because of decisions you made.”

– Derrick W., charged as an adult at age 16