Poverty Lab, Crime Lab Radical New Program Finds Men Most Likely To Be Shot -- And Hires Them

Block Club Chicago / July 26, 2018
By Nissa Rhee

AUSTIN — Things are looking up for Theo Watson.

The 44-year-old father of three just got a raise and is close to achieving his dream of becoming an outreach worker. After surviving a nearly three-decade heroin addiction, a gunshot wound to the leg, and five stints in prison, Watson is taking steps to change his future.

“I want to move out of this area,” he said. “I want to go where my baby can come outside and play in our yard without someone shooting. And I can go on my porch without someone talking about rocks.”

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26 July 2018