DeLena seemed to be the picture of success in the foster care system. After a long road through many foster homes and a history of neglect and abuse, DeLena found solace in a wonderful foster home. But as with many kids who grow up without consistent familial support, DeLena still had personal challenges to overcome.

This excerpt from our 7-year coverage of DeLena's case captures a time when she strayed from the right path and found her case transferred from family court to delinquency court, a phenomenon all to common with at-risk kids.

Calamari is the only producer of documentary programming from within the otherwise closed confines of our juvenile justice and child welfare arenas.

© 2000 Calamari Productions

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