Monthly Archives: April 2011

NY. More reports that OCFS’ juvenile facilities are unsafe

According to insider reports, in the past 2 months at OCFS’ Goshen Secure center there have been the following violent incidents: Incident A doctor was threatened by an inmate/resident.  The doctor’s family was threatened by this same inmate/resident The doctor … Continue reading

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MD. Transgender woman attacked at McDonalds while staff and patrons did nothing

The question is: does this woman deserve to be (a) beaten, or (b) protected. What if this happened in a school rather than a McDonalds? The McDonald’s employee made a 1/2 hearted attempt to break up the beating, but the … Continue reading

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GA. One third of foster children are on prescribed psychotropic drugs

More than a third of foster children in Georgia are prescribed psychotropic drugs — medications like antidepressants and mood stabilizers. Because so many foster children are using the drugs, a new review aims to provide better oversight over their usage. … Continue reading

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DC. Another DC Juvenile Ward Shot While in the District’s Custody

Another D.C. teen in the District’s custody found dead in Prince George’s County late Friday.  The youth was a ward of the District’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (aka DC’s Juvenile Justice). Michael Chamberlin, 17, was found dead Friday April 22, 2011. … Continue reading

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Feds Admit They Make Up Restraint & Seclusion Numbers

In 2009 Federal Agencies were asked in a Freedom of Information Act Request to produce their statistics on the number of restraint and seclusion fatalities annually for the past decade.  The Federal Agencies that were asked to produce these statistics … Continue reading

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MD. Security at DC Juvenile Justice Center in Question

More questions are being raised about the safety and security of a juvenile detention center in Maryland that houses young people from the District. Authorities say a 17-year-old escaped from the New Beginnings Youth Development Center in Laurel Monday morning … Continue reading

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TX. Legislators Want School Districts to Stop Treating Students Like Criminals

Breaking the Handcuffs on Texas Children By Texas State Rep. Helen Giddings Imagine a child as young as six years old arrested for disrupting class. It seems like an unlikely scenario, but it is happening in Texas classrooms and these … Continue reading

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NY. Nanny State Regulators Trying to Ban Children’s Games

This story is a bit off topic, but it goes to show that how inane the obsession with regulation to make everything perfect and risk free for everyone. You ban prone restraint, you get more police intervention. School Districts Need … Continue reading

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NY. OCFS VIDEO SHOWS INACCURACIES IN DOJ’S INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

In 2009 DOJ CRIPA division commenced an investigation into the conditions at 4 juvenile facilities. In August, 2009 DOJ released its findings regarding its investigation. In response to DOJ’s report the staff at OCFS as well as many NYS legislators … Continue reading

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NY. Is Commissioner Gladys Carrion Intentionally Making OCFS Facilities Unsafe?

We recently received news that OCFS facilities that were once accredited by the ACA are no longer accredited. ACA accreditation is a pre-requisite for receiving Federal funding. At a price tag of over $200k per youth per year one would … Continue reading

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