It doesn’t have to be this way. Rodney isn’t a criminal; under his state’s law, he is adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile. In fact, he is eligible for Pell Grants. But because the US Department of Education has failed to clarify that juveniles who have been adjudicated delinquent under state law are eligible for Pell Grants, Rodney is stuck doing yard work and taking high school classes he has already passed. This isn’t just. Nor is it smart policy.