A Chicago-area mom feels like she’s at the end of her rope. Her 17-year-old son is robbing houses, breaking into cars and disappearing for days at a time. Now, some local gangs have coming looking for him, hoping to make him a new recruit.
The teen’s mom is now asking local authorities to lock him up, either in a juvenile detention facility, or a mental health ward. She fears it’s the only way to get him some help and keep him from hurting either himself or someone else.
“West Side Youth Network, an agency under contract with the state that specializes in crisis intervention, was unsuccessful in its efforts to help this family. ‘You have a deeply disturbed youth who is resistant to any kind of help, and that has been difficult,’ said Kendall Marlow, a spokesman for the Department of Children and Family Services.” - Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Posted By: Stefanie Hamilton