877. Northern Illinois Academy

In 2021 Northern Illinois Academy was closed down after the authorities took interest in the poor management the owner – Sequel Youth & Family Services had installed at the facility.

The management lacked putting in place proper supervision with their employees often hired to secure as much profit as possible over other considerations like qualification and interest in treating the children at the facility with the care they needed.

The lack of a proper management at the facility led to a number of incidents according to local media coverage including use of dangerous methods of restraint, criminal charges had been brought against an employee for choking a child, sexual relations between employee and patient, removing family pictures as punishment, increase in medication due to changing rules of use restraints instead of issuing medication based on the patients needs.

Overall it sounds like a bad place to be as a child.


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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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