U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Forest Grove v. T.A.: Parents Should Win, But Bazelon Center Opposes Therapeutic Boarding Schools
Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher(s): Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Abuse and neglect; Community intervention; Residential treatment centers
Type: Fact sheet
Coverage: United States
The Forest Grove case presents an occasion for rethinking our nation's failed investment in residential treatment. Instead of funding ineffective placements in which abuse and maltreatment is a significant risk, public funds should be spent on community-based services that successfully support children in their own homes, schools, and communities.