Youth commended for trying to turn his life around
GEORGETOWN – A teenager caught up in a web of petty crime was congratulated in provincial youth court recently for attempting to stay out of trouble. The youth, who cannot be identified, told Judge Nancy Orr he had acquired parttime work at a Kings County restaurant and was hoping to move up the ladder from washing dishes. “I can fully relate to that,’’ said Judge Orr. ‘I know what that’s like from my days starting out and I hope you can earn that promotion.” The teen had become involved with others in small crimes and probation breaches, as well as school suspensions. He has been advised on numerous occasions that his unruly behaviour was only going to dig him a deeper hole. A youth justice counsellor advised the court the young man had returned to school and was improving in his studies and attendance and staying away from negative influences. As well, the relationship with his mother was improving. Judge Orr was delighted with the prognosis and encouraged the young man to stay clear of law breaking activities.