When a child is going down the wrong path and getting in trouble with the law, should they be put in a detention center? Should the justice system be obligated to provide the child with resources, or is locking them behind bars more helpful? And, what role should a parent play in helping a child change their behaviors?
On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, “How Should We Treat Juvenile Delinquents?” parents, a former police officer, and a judge all weigh in with their thoughts.

Alisa Blair, Policy Director at Pacific Juvenile Defenders Center, says she’s an “abolitionist” when it comes to detention centers. Hear why in the Dr. Phil Digital Exclusive video above.
Tune in Monday to hear more of this debate. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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