Story #1

"I had to go to court and they told me that I had to go to one program. My P.O. [probation officer] said Bobby Benson."

"It's changed my life around. Right now, I'm getting closer with my family. I'm getting more respect, love, care. And I'm working on other stuff. I like this place. It changed my life around big time."

"I would like to tell people that if I can do it, then you can do it, too. What I like about BBC is that the peers support me a lot every time I feel down, and that I can go home . . . and see my family and get closer with them. Everybody is good to me. The staff come to me and they hug me, whatever. At least you can get somebody to talk to you like a grownup."

"Everything is so cool. My family has already let me come home. They're giving me another chance. When I first came in here I was getting into a lot of fights with all the boys. I was stressing out. When I got used to the rotation of this place, I became better. My honesty became better, and my resentment of others subsided." (Former Male Client, 2005)