Shutting Down Abuse at Utah Youth Treatment Centers

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Abuse at Utah youth treatment centers appears to occur frequently, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune. Unfortunately, this seldom leads to the closure of these facilities. According to APM reports, during the past five years, the Utah Office of Licensing has not shut down a single facility. This is despite many reports of abuse.   Why Doesn’t Abuse Lead … Read More

What Counts as Utah Youth Treatment Center Abuse?

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Utah youth treatment center abuse is an ongoing problem, one that state legislators are only now starting to address. It is difficult for many to imagine that treatment centers – organizations families entrust to help their children heal – would instead go so far as to abuse those children. Unfortunately, the abuse is all too real. Abuse is a word … Read More

Why are So Many Kids Sent to Utah Youth Treatment Centers

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Why youths are sent to Utah youth treatment centers

Utah is the location of nearly 100 residential treatment centers for young people. It has become one of the most well-known locations for such centers that parents and state government agencies send young patients here from all over the country. Almost 12,000 young people have gone through Utah youth treatment centers in just the past 5 years – and unfortunately, … Read More

Legislators Approve New Regulations for Utah Treatment Centers

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Our firm is passionate about protecting children and teens who seek treatment at Utah treatment centers. Residential treatment centers are prone to abusing their powers and harming residents. These abuses have drawn attention from lawmakers. Those lawmakers have recently approved a bill to enhance oversight of these centers. It is a step in the right direction – a direction our … Read More

Paris Hilton Speaks Out About Residential Treatment Center Abuse

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Treatment Center Abuse

Paris Hilton recently made national news when she spoke to lawmakers about residential treatment center abuse. Her experiences at the Provo Canyon School in the 1990s might surprise many in the public. However, they are less surprising for anyone familiar with residential treatment centers. Hilton’s accusations may put more pressure on authorities to regulate treatment centers. If regulation improves, it … Read More