arresting the young

abc news logoBy age 23, up to 41 percent of Americans have been arrested at least once…. What?!

Although an arrest doesn’t necessarily mean a child, teen or young adult is a criminal, previous research has connected run-ins with the law with other problems — drug addiction, physical or emotional abuse and poverty, to name a few.

“We’re really asleep at the wheel right now when it comes to these problems with our young people.”