Sequel Youth and Family Services
Youth Advocates Again Push Congress to Crack Down on ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry
Lawmakers and advocates for youth who have survived traumatic experiences in congregate care facilities say legislation is forthcoming.
Senators Want Answers About Alleged Abuse at Youth Treatment Facilities
Two senators have launched a new inquiry into four major operators of youth residential treatment programs that have been the subject of recent reports of abusive treatment.
Top Stories of 2021: A National Reckoning on Congregate Care
The placement of youth in congregate care settings, including foster youth, faced criticism and a push for greater oversight this year.
Yet Another Sequel-run Facility Closes Amid Abuse Claims, as the Private Company Settles with Family of Slain Foster Youth
A New Mexico residential facility for youth run by the for-profit Sequel Youth & Family Services will close following findings that staff physically abused children and failed to provide a “humane” environment.
Federal Watchdogs Find Abuse at For-Profit Youth Residential Programs in 18 States
A recently released report calls on the federal government to better regulate for-profit residential treatment programs for youth.
Behavioral Health Contractor Sequel Absorbs Two Blows
The for-profit Sequel Youth & Family Services faces regulatory and legal complaints for its management of residential care facilities for teens.
Lawmakers Issue Warning to Troubled Teen Industry: Congress Will Act
Growing cries to crack down on abusive practices in residential treatment programs for children have reached members of Congress.
Family of Foster Youth Slain by Staff at For-Profit Group Home Files $50 Million Federal Lawsuit
A $50 million lawsuit filed in federal court against the for-profit treatment facility where 16-year-old foster youth Cornelius Frederick was killed by staff alleges violations of the teenager’s constitutional rights.