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Thousands of children are sent away to Utah for treatment at “troubled-teen” centers and wilderness programs. But it has been hard to identify what places have a good track record and which ones don’t.
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Activists will now aim for federal legislation that will encourage more oversight.
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Havenwood Academy faced no sanctions for the incident, despite multiple investigations.
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Sorenson’s Ranch School must retrain its staff and abide by state rules or close.
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Gov. Spencer Cox on Monday signed a bill that will put more regulations in place at youth residential treatment centers.
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Even after new legislation, critics question whether Utah’s oversight will be sufficient to keep kids safe.


The Center for Health Journalism’s two-day symposium on domestic violence will provide reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The first day will take place on the USC campus on Friday, March 17. The Center has a limited number of $300 travel stipends for California journalists coming from outside Southern California and a limited number of $500 travel stipends for those coming from out of state. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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