Sorry if the following sounds a bit cryptic but I don't have the right to talk about what I want to in a public forum.
How do you help someone that has lost all faith and confidence in themselves? How do you convince them that it's worth turning themselves around and keeping themselves out of trouble? What happens when they don't care what punishment the law might threaten them with because they are quite convinced that they are a right off so might as well carry one the way they are going, they belive they will end up with a lengthy jail sentence eventually, so why fight it? What happens though when you can see the occasional glimpse of what that person is capable of though but you don't have the time, ability, training or resources to know how to coax it out of them?
I'm feeling lost.