Couch was found in violation of his probation shortly thereafter and arrested in December of 2015.
Rev. Tim Williams, a chaplain for Tarrant County's family court system who was a friend of the late Pastor Jennings, told the DailyMailTV that several meetings with Couch have led him to believe he is now a changed man who has finally realized the consequences of his actions:
"He told me 'I don't want to scam the system anymore. I don't want to figure out how I can get around my probation. I just want to do what I need to do.' I was astonished. I didn't anticipate that. I believe he is genuine in what he says."
Though Williams lends no credence to affluenza and considers it a "joke," he believes Couch is now "on a good journey. But he will carry this weight that continues to burden him."
"He has expressed some desire to assist others. My impression is he has no wish to go and do the big stuff but rather just to say 'Hey, kids, don't do what I did. Don't think like I thought. Don't believe you're going to get away with it.'"