My 19 year old son has completed his freshman year at a community college and seems to be maturing into a responsible adult. While in his teens however, he was in trouble a lot because he hung with kids who were in gangs. These gangmembers were nice young boys when my son became friends with them while in elementary school. As they grew older, they began to skip school, quit all sports, drank alcohol, smoked pot...everything they could do. While my boy did not join a gang, he was around them so much that when the police would come by and arrest them for various infractions, they'd arrest him too. I tried sending him to private schools and different public schools but he was just not interested and finally dropped out and earned a General Education Degree. Then, about two years ago, I received a call at 3:45 am from the police informing me that my son had been caught trying to break into cars and asked me to come and pick him up. I refused and told them to send him to jail because I was worried that if I had to travel 30 miles at that time, I would probably beat the crap out of him and get myself arrested too. This was the best thing that ever happened to him. While locked up for 14 days, he had to go to classes during the day with the other juveniles. He discovered that most of them could not read or write although they had been in the country all of their lives. I had to spend $1400 but it was well worth it because I've never had a problem with my boy since. They charged $100 a day to lock up juveniles in that town. My son does not hang around with his old friends anymore. He's had a nice girlfriend and has done well in community college, earning a 3.75 gpa for the year. The problem that he is finding is......whenever he applies for a job and most places ask that it be done online......the part felony, if he marks yes, the online site immediately shuts down and he cannot continue. He applied at Sears, told them that he had not been convicted of any felonies and was hired. He was supposed to begin yesterday but they called and told him that they had not completed the criminal background check so he had to wait. Now he thinks that he will not get the job once they find out that he lied. Anbody have any ideas on what to do with this? He's left his troubled past but it still affects him.