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Arkansas featured in Senate investigation into abuse at youth psychiatric facilities

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A two-year Senate investigation into youth residential treatment facilities (RTFs) in Arkansas and other states is calling for widespread reform. The report titled “Warehouses of Neglect: How Taxpayers Are Funding Systemic Abuse in Youth Residential Treatment Facilities” was released Wednesday. It claims there is a systematic problem with companies operating RTFs often providing substandard care while abusing and neglecting kids. Senators instantly condemned the Senate Finance Committee hearing minutes after the report was made public. Disability Rights Arkansas managing attorney Reagan Stanford was called to D.C. to...

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