487. New Haven RTC
This facility located near Provo in Utah doesn’t sound like a fun plan to be as a teenager. A former resident writes:
New Haven Residential Treatment Centr in Utah has destroyed what could have been. I arrived in early November in 1995 at the East Campus, in Spanish Fork, Utah. I arivd or a serious case of depression and isolation. The first two months were hell, et I seemed to have gotten something out of it therapeautically, from then on it was pure hell. There was nthing left and I was being violate. Emotionally, physically. was being abused by both staff and students. Thank God for my Brother, after writing to him, herescued me. I have never been the same. This should be shut down. It is decieving and it fucks with your head. As of now I am living with my parets and studyin to be an accountant. My life could have been different, yet I am living in fear. Fear of life. Parents, do not send yor chidren to an rtc, they do more harm than good, you can save them.
HEAL-online has located business connections to a now closed treatment center called Oasis Academy previous located in Provo, Utah.
A former employee – Jason Scott Calder who later was charged with rape, forcible sodomy and forcible sexual abuse had been working at the facility. October 2017 there was no information that he had taken advantage of teenagers at New Haven RTC but investigation is ongoing.
Read more here: Utah County therapist arrested for alleged sexual abuse of underage girl (Fox 13 news).
If you have information in the case, please contact the Utah County Sheriff’s Office at (801) 851-4010.
- New Haven Home For Girls (Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora)
The therapist in the 2017 update received life in prison as punishment for his crime.
- Utah therapist who pleaded guilty to raping teenage patient sentenced to prison for up to life (Salt Lake Tribune)
Another employee is sent to the courts. It remains unclear if the arrest and trial are for work-related incidents or private ones.
- New Haven RTC staff sentencing tomorrow (3/29) for aggravated SA of a child (Reddit r/TroubledTeens)
From what I understand of the Jason Calder case, it was one particular girl in the program that he was grooming and then abusing. A few months after he was fired, it was uncovered by a therapist in the program who reported him to the police. The therapist also had no objections to the venue of therapy being changed as it would be too traumatic for the girl to remain there while continuing therapy.