The Digital Journalist
© Steve Liss
"No Place for Children: Voices From Juvenile Detention"

They try to scare them straight. That's a "crisis intervention" in a nutshell.

If a child is causing trouble in school or acting up at home (like these 10- and 11-year-old brothers, forced to hug after being screamed at for fighting with each other) parents, administrators, or the courts can send the youngster to Juvenile for an intense dose of intimidation.