Newsroom category: Exploited Teens News

“Legal Blind Spots:” Attorney and Champion for the Rights of RTF Victims Comments on Newly Released Congressional Report

June 14, 2024

The report on abuses in youth residential treatment facilities highlights two lawsuits in which LPR Attorney Caleb Cunningham represents victims of abuse and discrimination. On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Finance published its report “Warehouses of Neglect: How Taxpayers Are Funding Systemic Abuse in Youth Residential Treatment Facilities.” The report references two lawsuits against residential […]

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Kentucky Juvenile Justice Facilities Face Allegations of Abuse

May 16, 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched a civil rights investigation into Kentucky’s juvenile justice facilities. This investigation will examine the conditions and practices within these centers, which have raised significant concerns regarding the treatment of juveniles. The investigation is led by the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the […]

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Attorney for Plaintiff Who Was Sexually Assaulted at Behavioral Facility Fights Attempt to Have Case Dismissed

April 26, 2024

Last week, attorneys in the lawsuit against Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center; parent company United Health Services (UHS); and Laurel Oaks CEO Jeannette Jackson were in court arguing various matters. The case involves a child who was sexually assaulted at Laurel Oaks while he was an 8-year-old resident at the Dothan facility. Defendants have requested […]

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