Tuesday, October 16, 2007
A special thanks to the parents whose children lost their lives in residential treatment programs who painfully spoke at the hearing.
The GAO investigated ten deaths in programs (see below for links to watch the congressional hearing and for their report).
Click here for a comprehensive list of deaths provided by CAICA.
This list was compiled over the past few years from a wide variety of sources and from many hours of research. We have worked to include as many news articles and documents for those doing research into this issue.
It is our hope that the CAICA website, along with other informational and educational websites on this topic, will assist the GAO in their ongoing investigations into these programs.
It is further our hope that congress will call for Federal Regulations and oversight into these programs. It is apparent that no Federal oversight is damaging and killing children. This must stop.
Highlights of the GAO findings
Read what they uncovered - Click here for GAO report
(Note: A more comprehensive report will be prepared Winter 2008)
CONGRESSMAN GEORGE MILLER CALLS FOR A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING
On October 10, 2007, The Committee of Education and Labor held a hearing on cases of child abuse and neglect at private Residential Treatment Facilities.
Click here to watch the Congressional hearing (scroll down and click on link to watch hearing). Parents share their stories of the abuse endured by their children.
Congressman Miller pushes for Federal Regulations
Click here for more news and information
CAICA would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to everyone who has worked to make this happen and to those who have continued to be a voice for children who no longer have a voice. We wish to extend a special thanks to Congressman George Miller who has spent years working on this issue and to the GAO. Additionally, a special thanks to the parents whose children lost their lives in residential treatment programs who painfully spoke at the hearing.