If you always do what you've always done,
You'll always get what you've always gotten.
There are too many things that have to change in this young man's life to make a positive change likely. It is regretable that today's society will make most of the necessary changes politically sensitive and therefore off the table for consideration.
There are different kinds of juvies for different age groups and types of offenders-the state-run programs are usually the high-security type for the worst of the worst. There are then a whole lot of private and church-run agencies, like Boys Town or Boysville, that work with younger and/or less dangerous juveniles. Most of these kinds of programs have a higher success rates with kids who complete their programs.
The only shame here is that nobody in the store had a Carry permit.
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