Robert Beane, age 12, far right, is a child on the edge-on the path to adult prison, but still young enough to change his
course. Parents and schools struggle to straighten out kids like Robert. He
was arrested with his friends for disrupting traffic. Upon checking, police
found he had an outstanding warrant for fighting. He was sent to the Lorain
County Juvenile Detention Home. Juvenile courts, where kids often end up,
usually have a range of options: diversion programs, home-monitoring ankle
devices, detention cells. Sometimes, the kids still slip through the cracks.
With a child like Robert, there are no easy answers.