Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Research Area: Health
Keywords: Abuse and neglect; Community intervention; Residential treatment centers
Type: Fact sheet
Coverage: United States
The Forest Grove case presents an occasion for rethinking our nation's failed investment in residential treatment. Instead of funding ineffective placements in which abuse and maltreatment is a significant risk, public funds should be spent on community-based services that successfully support children in their own homes, schools, and communities.
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