According to the Department of Justice, nearly 425,000 youth — kids under the age of 18 — are arrested each year. Approximately 48,000 are held in detention on any given day and 265,000 are on supervisory probation. That is a lot of kids in the system. And of these kids, according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 90% have histories of trauma. Not only is this a staggering number, but it presents an extraordinary challenge.
Read more in our full article in American Police Beat.