In the first episode, psychologist Steve Arizzio (Alan Feinstein) a specialist in finding teen-age runaways tracks a girl who has been unjustly imprisoned on a work farm by a corrupt sheriff.
Kleptomaniac Vicki is already under Steve's care, splitting from the home because of her apparently uncontrollable compulsion
The way she figures it, since she needs to steal, she may as well move out and do it without getting Steve into trouble. So she hooks up with one Verna.
Now this Verna is not nice. She is bad. So much as she has no qualms about using Vicki to rip off a joint or two when she runs out of cash.
When Vicki refuses, she derides to try her hand — and ends up cuffed after trying to take from a lawman.
Worse, she manages to get poor Vicki arrested also, for bring an accomplice.
As soon as Steve hears his charge is in a detention camp he rushes there fast and goes smack against corrupt officials who want some "donations" before they release Vicki.
Whereupon Steve brings in some muscle from the Feds to prove a point.
The teenage son of an ex-convict runs away.
Arizzio investigates why a teenage girl is running away from her abusive father. S Steve stages a confrontation between a runaway (Susan Richardson) and her parents to reveal the true reason behind her two flights from home.
A teenage runaway pursues her dream of being a country singer.
A girl fantasizes about her father, whom her mother has kept his identity from.
A teenage boy is under pressure to excel in sports.
Steve pursues a running scared young man who may have killed his teacher over some exam results. Dave is just about reaching the end of his rope. There his foolish father is pushing him to follow brainy big brother Ted's footsteps and there he is, about to fail his finals.
In a desperate bid to make the grade, Dave drops by at his teacher Laura's place to talk her into changing the grading " a little" so he can pass.
But only tragedy results from the meeting, for somehow, Laura suffers a fall and dies.
A runaway girl falls for a baseball player.
A runaway adoptee finds her birth parents.
Johnson helps a girl who witnessed a robbery.
A retired merchant seaman (Barry Sullivan) launches a vendetta against juvenile hoods who are terrorizing the elderly in his neighborhood. (Part 1 of 2)
Conclusion. A retired seaman implements a plan for ridding his neighborhood of street punks. Guest starring Barry Sullivan.
A boy doubts his masculinity. Psychologist Steve Arizzio befriends a troubled high school boy whose doubts about his masculinity threaten relationships with family and friends.
A runaway is in desperate need of a transplant. Kath Souci plays a teenage hitchhiker who is unaware of the fact that she is in urgent need of cranial surgery, and Kelly Ward plays a fellow who befriends her.