684. Gateway to Independence

Gateway to Independence located in Nashville, Tennessee were supposed to be a good place for teenagers who needed extra structure, their families could not provide.

Unfornately that demanded enough employees to provide this structure and they must have been understaffed as the facility is now known for riots, vandalism and violence. A federal judge has put a stop to transferring youth to the facility. Some teenagers have tried to commit suicide in order to leave.

Maybe it has always been so. The facility suffered the same issues when it was run under the name of Woodlands Hills Development Center.

I cannot not be fun to be there as a teenager.


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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

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