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Value of Juvenile Detention

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Back again with a question concerning our now nearly fourteen year old boy. John told us that fourteen and fifteen would be worse. In some ways it is, in others, not so bad. But a couple of days ago he had yet another meltdown and actually hit and kicked me. The deputies suggested charging him with battery and they could take him to juvenile detention but it would only be for a day. That would be a party to him and bragging rights. We have dealt with foster children and adoptive children for many years, so anger issues are not a surprise, and we are trying to get him into counseling, though that has not been effective in the past. But should we go the Juvenile detention route? Thanks.

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