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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 11:24 PM

Crisis conditions at Geneva center for girls being investigated

The state's residential rehabilitation and treatment center in Geneva has reached a crisis point as a result of conditions at the center, and several youth were moved or discharged this week to bring the population down.

Problems at the center, including the physical conditions, are being investigated by Julie Rogers, Nebraska inspector general of child welfare.

There are other allegations, including inappropriate use of room confinement, overmedication of youth, inadequate management of prescribed mental health drugs, and lack of mental health care, programming and physical activity.

There are also accusations of violations of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, Rogers said.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/legislature/crisis-conditions-at-geneva-center-for-girls-being-investigated/article_e2c06a09-95c9-5522-8a7f-437acb804bdb.html
(Lincoln Journal Star)

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