About the Author
Scott J. Larson, D. Min., is president of Straight Ahead Ministries, which he cofounded with his wife, Hanne. This organization provides faith-based services for troubled youth in more than 150 facilities for delinquents in 11 states. At the heart of this organization are the programs that train volunteers to provide Bible studies and youth leadership development for at-risk youth. <P>Larry K. Brendtro, Ph.D., is president of Reclaiming Youth International, a nonprofit organization that provides research and training, with offices in South Dakota and Michigan. He has been a youthworker, and teacher, and psychologist, and for 14 years, he headed the Starr Commonwealth Schools, which served troubled youth and families in Michigan and Ohio. He has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois, Ohio State University, adn Augustana College.