I'm being held in detention. I've been coming here since I was ten or eleven. I was expelled from school in the 6th grade. There are problems at home. My younger brother is on probation. My mom works for the cable company. I live with my mother, grandmother, and aunt—she's 15.
I don't talk to my father, he left when I was six. He tried to visit me once but I said I didn't wanna see him.
—J., age 13