STOP Troubled Teen Programs!
  • Petitioned Utah State Government, Montana State Government

This petition was delivered to:

Utah State Capitol Complex
Utah State Government, Montana State Government

STOP Troubled Teen Programs!

    1. Alexander Chomakhidze
    2. Petition by

      Alexander Chomakhidze

      Beverly Hills, CA

Therapeutic residential treatment programs for teens have become a billion-dollar industry. Attorneys representing 350 former students and 150 of their parents have renewed their claims of fraud, breach of contract and allegations of abuse against a Utah-based organization running schools for troubled children.

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    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Connie Potter LAS CRUCES, NM
      • about 1 year ago

      As an RN with over 45 years experience with adolescents (ER/trauma) I am appalled that my home state of Montana has turned its back on oversight on teen hell camps, especially in Pinehaven in St. Ignatious. How many children will be tortured or die before this unregulated "industry" gets it just deserts- bankruptcy, civil suits (by the way, stupid school administrators etc., children have the right to sue after they reach the age of 18 for the full term of Montana's statute of limitations). Too bad Montana's republican legislators can't be a co-defendants of these suits. Kids, get pictures, list witnesses and WAIT.

      • over 1 year ago

      These institutions are not neccessary and its down to parents and social services for this sort of thing and there are frequent cases where the PARENTS are the bigger problem!

      Because a child can learn by example quite easily and that can come from their parents and not practising what they preach can lead to them questioning them. Also any kind of domineering behavior can EASILY create a pressure cooker of emotions.

      I can go on but anyone reading can get the drift, right? This is not helpful to these kids, nor is it any of rehabilitation or therapy or however the hell you put it.

      This is torture, abuse and exploitation! Pure and Simple! These 'programs' MUST be stopped!

    • Laurel Wright BOCA RATON, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Obviously this so twisted and sick, the abuse and torture of children for profit. My God what has this world come to?

    • Ami Towler PALM HARBOR, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      I was in an abusive program it ruined my life and a family that i once had. Now I'm hurt scared and alone. Where's all the help now?

    • Mela Atreides ATASCADERO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I was tortured for three years and two weeks in a WWASP facility called Cross Creek Manor in Utah.


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