The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act (H.R. 3126) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

It has not yet been reintroduced.

You can increase the chances that the bill is revived in the new Congress by showing support for reintroduction.

Want to be notified when this bill is reintroduced?

View H.R. 3126 (112th) report

What’s your position on
The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act

H.R. 3126: Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2011

Summary: To require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs, and for other purposes. (More Info)

The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act (H.R. 3126) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

What POPVOX Users Say

POPVOX Nation:
97% Support
3% Oppose
(655 users)

View Report & Comments

6 individuals support the reintroduction of H.R. 3126 (112th). View report

634 users
21 users
order determined by social media popularity

Endorsing Organizations

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 114,718 Facebook fans 21,426 Twitter followers

Dear Chairman Miller:

The undersigned national organizations, representing a broad coalition of groups serving children and adolescents with mental health or substance use conditions, strongly support your efforts to better regulate boot camps and other “alternative placement facilities” and bring transparency to the policies and practices of such programs. The reintroduction of your important legislation is a welcomed and needed response to numerous studies documenting the ineffectiveness of these programs and, in several instances, the tragic deaths as a result of child abuse and neglect as reported by the GAO in October 2007.

Too many families struggle mightily in nearly ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

American Psychological Association 118,195 Facebook fans

Dear Chairman Miller:

The undersigned national organizations, representing a broad coalition of groups serving children and adolescents with mental health or substance use conditions, strongly support your efforts to better regulate boot camps and other “alternative placement facilities” and bring transparency to the policies and practices of such programs. The reintroduction of your important legislation is a welcomed and needed response to numerous studies documenting the ineffectiveness of these programs and, in several instances, the tragic deaths as a result of child abuse and neglect as reported by the GAO in October 2007.

Too many families struggle mightily in nearly ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

National Center for Learning Disabilities 88,627 Facebook fans 4,674 Twitter followers

We applaud this legislation as a necessary response to the cases of child abuse and neglect, some even resulting in death, investigated by Protection and Advocacy Systems and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Programs designed to offer treatment for mental health or substance abuse must use quality programs grounded in best practices that ensure the safety of children. Families often have to make extremely difficult choices when seeking placements for children with these types of needs. Unfortunately, a number of the programs your legislation seeks to regulate flourish because parents lack even the most basic information, including whether their children ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

Mental Health America 37,158 Facebook fans 16,528 Twitter followers

We applaud this legislation as a necessary response to the cases of child abuse and neglect, some even resulting in death, investigated by Protection and Advocacy Systems and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Programs designed to offer treatment for mental health or substance abuse must use quality programs grounded in best practices that ensure the safety of children. Families often have to make extremely difficult choices when seeking placements for children with these types of needs. Unfortunately, a number of the programs your legislation seeks to regulate flourish because parents lack even the most basic information, including whether their children ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

National Down Syndrome Society 59,142 Facebook fans 20 Twitter followers

We applaud this legislation as a necessary response to the cases of child abuse and neglect, some even resulting in death, investigated by Protection and Advocacy Systems and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Programs designed to offer treatment for mental health or substance abuse must use quality programs grounded in best practices that ensure the safety of children. Families often have to make extremely difficult choices when seeking placements for children with these types of needs. Unfortunately, a number of the programs your legislation seeks to regulate flourish because parents lack even the most basic information, including whether their children ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

Easter Seals 30,270 Facebook fans 11,732 Twitter followers

We applaud this legislation as a necessary response to the cases of child abuse and neglect, some even resulting in death, investigated by Protection and Advocacy Systems and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Programs designed to offer treatment for mental health or substance abuse must use quality programs grounded in best practices that ensure the safety of children. Families often have to make extremely difficult choices when seeking placements for children with these types of needs. Unfortunately, a number of the programs your legislation seeks to regulate flourish because parents lack even the most basic information, including whether their children ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

United Cerebral Palsy 15,053 Facebook fans 3,707 Twitter followers

We applaud this legislation as a necessary response to the cases of child abuse and neglect, some even resulting in death, investigated by Protection and Advocacy Systems and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Programs designed to offer treatment for mental health or substance abuse must use quality programs grounded in best practices that ensure the safety of children. Families often have to make extremely difficult choices when seeking placements for children with these types of needs. Unfortunately, a number of the programs your legislation seeks to regulate flourish because parents lack even the most basic information, including whether their children ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance 10,237 Facebook fans 323 Twitter followers

To require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs, and for other purposes.

Read full position statement.

National Disability Rights Network 6,663 Facebook fans 1,245 Twitter followers

We applaud this legislation as a necessary response to the cases of child abuse and neglect, some even resulting in death, investigated by Protection and Advocacy Systems and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Programs designed to offer treatment for mental health or substance abuse must use quality programs grounded in best practices that ensure the safety of children. Families often have to make extremely difficult choices when seeking placements for children with these types of needs. Unfortunately, a number of the programs your legislation seeks to regulate flourish because parents lack even the most basic information, including whether their children ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth 3,444 Facebook fans 701 Twitter followers

"If you walked in part way through my presentation, you might have assumed that I was talking about human rights violations in a third world country. Unfortunately, these human rights violations occurred right here in the U.S. of America."

-

Greg Kutz

Director of Forensic Audits and Special Investigations at the Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Congressional Hearings

"Cases of Child Neglect and Abuse at Private Residential Treatment Facilities"

October 10, 2007

VIDEO: http://www.youtube....watch?v=THQ5AKk_QR4 (updated Oct. 15, 2007)

-----------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------

"Reports of mistreatment, abuse and neglect are widespread. There were concerns relating to 85 programs located in ...

Read full position statement.

More Info: Care, NOT Coercion Campaign

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) 2,277 Facebook fans 830 Twitter followers

We applaud this legislation as a necessary response to the cases of child abuse and neglect, some even resulting in death, investigated by Protection and Advocacy Systems and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Programs designed to offer treatment for mental health or substance abuse must use quality programs grounded in best practices that ensure the safety of children. Families often have to make extremely difficult choices when seeking placements for children with these types of needs. Unfortunately, a number of the programs your legislation seeks to regulate flourish because parents lack even the most basic information, including whether their children ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

Association of University Centers on Disabilities 1,796 Facebook fans 800 Twitter followers

We applaud this legislation as a necessary response to the cases of child abuse and neglect, some even resulting in death, investigated by Protection and Advocacy Systems and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Programs designed to offer treatment for mental health or substance abuse must use quality programs grounded in best practices that ensure the safety of children. Families often have to make extremely difficult choices when seeking placements for children with these types of needs. Unfortunately, a number of the programs your legislation seeks to regulate flourish because parents lack even the most basic information, including whether their children ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law 1,045 Facebook fans 987 Twitter followers

July 7, 2011

Dear Chairman Miller:

The undersigned national organizations, representing a broad coalition of groups serving children and adolescents with mental health or substance use conditions, strongly support your efforts to better regulate boot camps and other “alternative placement facilities” and bring transparency to the policies and practices of such programs. The reintroduction of your important legislation is a welcomed and needed response to numerous studies documenting the ineffectiveness of these programs and, in several instances, the tragic deaths as a result of child abuse and neglect as reported by the GAO in October 2007.

Too many families struggle ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

American Psychotherapy Association 88 Twitter followers

July 7, 2011

Dear Chairman Miller:

The undersigned national organizations, representing a broad coalition of groups serving children and adolescents with mental health or substance use conditions, strongly support your efforts to better regulate boot camps and other “alternative placement facilities” and bring transparency to the policies and practices of such programs. The reintroduction of your important legislation is a welcomed and needed response to numerous studies documenting the ineffectiveness of these programs and, in several instances, the tragic deaths as a result of child abuse and neglect as reported by the GAO in October 2007.

Too many families struggle ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

We applaud this legislation as a necessary response to the cases of child abuse and neglect, some even resulting in death, investigated by Protection and Advocacy Systems and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Programs designed to offer treatment for mental health or substance abuse must use quality programs grounded in best practices that ensure the safety of children. Families often have to make extremely difficult choices when seeking placements for children with these types of needs. Unfortunately, a number of the programs your legislation seeks to regulate flourish because parents lack even the most basic information, including whether their children ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.