The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act (S. 1667) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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The Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act

S. 1667: Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2011

Summary: A bill 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 (S. 1667) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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4 individuals support the reintroduction of S. 1667 (112th). View report

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Endorsing Organizations

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

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Mental Health America 37,158 Facebook fans 16,528 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 ...

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

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

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

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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."

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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)

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

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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 ...

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* 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.

Americans for a Society Free from Age Restrictions 66 Facebook fans