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Federal monitor Leonard Dixon describes the role of the juvenile-detention facility as the “emergency room” of juvenile justice, not a long-term-care solution to mental-health or substance-abuse issues. Photo courtesy Leonard Dixon

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‘We Failed Him’: Caught in the Revolving Door of Juvenile Detention

Yvette Mason hopes that telling her son Charles McDonald's story will prevent others from experiencing her pain by highlighting the lack of resources available to families of troubled youth in …


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