Principles and Best Practices on the Protection of Persons Deprived of Liberty in the Americas
Approved by the Commission in its 131st period of sessions, held from March 3-14, 2008
The Troubled Teen Industry (TTI) is a network of private youth programs, therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers, religious academies, wilderness programs and drug rehabilitation centers. This industry has thrived for decades despite constant allegations of child abuse, neglect, dangerous treatment practices, and negligence resulting in death.
Thousands of youth are held within the Troubled Teen Industry every year. Due to lack of government oversight, these private youth programs operate with near impunity. Children, between the ages of 5-18 years old, can be held against their will, with no due process or criminal charges for an undetermined amount of time, sometimes years.
This program includes a deep dive into this egregious “multi-billion” dollar industry in an exclusive panel series that will shed light on the regulatory failures, current initiatives, and real survivor stories. Keynote speakers will include: Paris Hilton, a vocal institutional abuse survivor, Sen. Sara Gelser (D-OR), champion of troubled teen industry reform which sparked her movement to bring Oregon’s most vulnerable youth home, and other experts in the industry.
CART services will be available.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS NOT FOR CLE CREDIT.
Prudence Beidler Carr
Sen. Sara Gelser
PLEASE NOTE: This presentation is for educational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed during this presentation/event do not necessarily reflect the official view, policy, or position of the American Bar Association.