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Senators Patty Murray, pictured left, and Ron Wyden, pictured right, launched inquiry into reported abuse at youth treatment facilities.

8/4/2022

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.

A National Reckoning on Congregate Care

12/31/2021

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.

Sequel facility closes amid abuse claims in New Mexico

12/15/2021

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.

Youth Advocates Again Push Congress to Crack Down on ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry

11/2/2021

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.

Report Details Abuse at For-Profit Youth Residential Centers

10/25/2021

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.

A National Reckoning on Congregate Care

10/21/2021

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 Settles Suit Against Michigan Youth Lockup Where Staff Killed Teen

    10/6/2021

    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.

    Barred from Sending Probation and Foster Youth Out of State, California Officials Have Managed to Find Them Local Homes and Programs

    9/2/2021

    Barred from Sending Probation and Foster Youth Out of State, California Officials Have Managed to Find Them Local Homes and Programs

    More than 130 children have been brought back to California and counties now have more than $100 million to develop in-state, locally based programs.

    More than 300,000 Sign Petition to End For-Profit Foster Care

    8/24/2021

    More than 300,000 Sign Petition to End For-Profit Foster Care

    More than a quarter-million people have signed a petition calling on the federal government to ban for-profit companies from the network of homes and institutions caring for foster children.