This photo shows how youth charged as adults are affected by the adult criminal justice system after being released. The adult system has permanently scarred these children both emotionally and physically. Kids return to their negative environments and society expects them to do good but the realities of their environment are more than meets the eye. When a youth comes out of the adult system they don’t have rehabilitation or support which frustrates them causing them to act irrationally and reoffend over and over.
If all youth went to the juvenile justice system they would have opportunities to get help and the appropriate rehabilitation to better themselves and move forward.
-Kevin J., Just Kids Youth Leader