465. Falcon Ridge Ranch
This treatment facility located outside Virgin in Utah accepts out of state teenagers. Imagine having to live thousand of miles from your friends and family. Imagine to live without getting visits from your parents just they just happen not to support the concept or religion of the place.
One teenager – now a woman – was the center of some newspaper articles. Once released she guided by her past took up a line of business which made the state trouble her, but were her other options when she was robbed of so much? It is safe to say that it could not be fun to be at this ranch as a teenager if you were in the same kind of situation.
- Special Report: Stolen by the State? (Hawaii News Now)
- Opinions differ on mainland placement for Hawaii’s troubled teens (Hawaii News Now)
An employee were arrested charged with four counts of sexual battery and four counts of distributing harmful material to minors. The facility is also mentioned in an article where students report that they claims of abuse were ignored.
- Employee at teen behavior facility arrested for sexual battery, showing porn to minors (St. George Spectrum & Daily News)
- Former students at Utah troubled-teen centers say their reports of sex abuse were ignored (Salt Lake Tribune)