Some kids arrive at institutions after living on the street with the clothes on their back–nothing more. The tragedy is when juveniles are released from custody or treatment and they are dropped off at the only place that will take them, a shelter.
This does happen.
Top Left: Waverly Youth Rehabilitiation Center, Waverly, Missouri
Top Right: Rosa Parks Center, Fulton Missouri
Center and Lower: Ettie Lee Group Home, North Hollywood, California