The teenage son of “Teen Mom” star Jenelle Evans, Jace, has been hospitalized after running away once again. This time, Child Protective Services (CPS) is taking custody of Jace. Sources with direct knowledge have revealed that Jace, who is 14 years old, ran away from his grandmother’s home on a Saturday and wasn’t found until 11:45 PM the following Sunday. Jace had previously run away from Jenelle’s home several times and was placed under the care of Jenelle’s mom, Barbara.
Now, Jace is in a hospital, and CPS will place him in foster care as he has run away so many times. Additionally, he was recently busted for vaping at his school, and when his grandmother found out, she took away his phone. Despite being advised by Jenelle, CPS, and the foster care team not to give Jace a phone in the first place, it was removed from him as a punishment. When Barbara took the phone away, Jace split, leading to this latest search for the teen.
This is not the first time that Jace has run away. It has become a troubling trend, with this latest incident being at least the fourth time he has run away from home. One of the previous incidents occurred in September when he slipped out a window on the same day Jenelle’s husband, David Eason, was accused of roughing him up.
It’s important to remember that Jace spent most of his childhood in Barbara’s care, but earlier this year, Jenelle regained custody of him. However, he has continued to run away multiple times, returning to Barbara’s house each time. It has become clear that Jace is choosing to keep his distance from Jenelle and David.
CPS officials are reportedly exasperated by the case, expressing concern for Jace’s wellbeing. They are worried about him, and at this stage, if he gets into any more trouble, he could end up in a juvenile detention facility.
The situation with Jace is clearly complex and concerning. Despite efforts from various parties involved, including Jenelle, Barbara, and CPS, Jace’s behavior continues to pose challenges. It’s evident that Jace is in need of stability and support to address the underlying issues that have led to his repeated runaway attempts. The additional risk of potential juvenile detention adds urgency to finding a sustainable solution for Jace’s wellbeing.
This ongoing situation raises important questions about the teen’s mental and emotional state, as well as the effectiveness of the current interventions and support systems in place. It’s a reminder of the complexities involved in addressing the needs of troubled youth and the importance of comprehensive, holistic approaches to care and rehabilitation.
Ultimately, the focus should be on ensuring Jace’s safety, providing him with the necessary support and resources, and working towards a sustainable long-term solution that addresses his complex needs. It’s crucial for all involved parties to collaborate and prioritize Jace’s wellbeing to ensure that he receives the care and guidance he requires to navigate this challenging phase of his life.