U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Forest Grove v. T.A.: Parents Should Win, But Bazelon Center Opposes Therapeutic Boarding Schools

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.