PY. The fact is some people have no hope. That is the concept of a rosha merusha. Sifting through the medrash on Lech Lecha, I found a ma’mar that Avraham did not cede the children of Sdom to the king of Sdom but the adults he did. IOW, the children raised in such a society are recoverable, but the adults were not. Any kiruv professional will tell you it way easier to work with the children, and that some cases are “hopeless”.