Cameron Evans

Cameron Evans

Montana is sending troubled kids to out-of-state programs accused of abuse

By: - March 25, 2022

The high demand for treatment for children with behavioral and substance abuse problems has led Montana health officials to spend Medicaid funds to send kids, including those who are foster children and wards of the state, to residential programs in other states with less stringent oversight. . Some of those children have been sent to […]

State laws aim to regulate ‘Troubled Teen Industry’ but loopholes remain

By: - January 30, 2022

Five days after Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a law meant to provide stronger oversight of the more than 100 residential youth treatment programs operating in the state, a 12-year-old boy arrived at one of them, Provo Canyon School. Before long, he was forced into seclusion, denied communication with his family and given antipsychotic medication […]