770. Reflections Academy Inc.
An article in newspaper tells the story about two persons who have been working in the private teenage detention business where the facilities are called treatment centers, who became involved in lawsuits and criminal investigation. While the police stopped the investigation due to the age of the victims, the incident shows a need for better supervision of private detention facilities. Chaffin Pullan and Michele “Mickey” Manning have been working in many programs. Some of them belonging to the infamous WWASP organization and in one case at a facility where a girl died as result of suicide.
Now they started Reflections Academy Inc. and it is at this facility the police investigated claims of sexual abuse and grooming.
It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager and age out so you become a legal target for grooming and abuse.
- Reflections Academy school for girls sued 3 times in 3 months; claims of grooming, abuse (The Missoulian)
- Rape conviction in Utah underscores risks at programs for troubled teens in Montana (Montana Standard)
A student are alleged to have committed suicide. The tragic incident is still under investigation
- State investigating girl’s death at therapeutic boarding school (Independent Record)
An article states that the program shut down sometime around October 2021
- State Laws Aim to Regulate ‘Troubled Teen Industry,’ but Loopholes Remain (Kaiser Health News)