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Berks Program Gives Young Offenders a Shot at Redemption

Apr 19, 2010, Holly Herman, Reading Eagle

Wes Morris and his mother, Renee, dicuss Berks County's Community Youth Aid Panel program, which was so successful in putting Wes on a good path that Renee decided to get involved. When Wes Morris was in high school, he played varsity soccer and worked part time at a local pizzeria.But that wasn't enough to keep him busy. "I was living in a town where there wasn't a lot to do but smoke pot," the Amity Township native recalled. "My friends all smoked pot. It was easier to buy pot than…

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