NYC Sends $30M a Year to School With History of Giving Kids Electric Sh

……It makes me angry and it hurts my heart to see children being abused, often with the parent not understanding where they are putting their child or it is a last resort because they’ve tried everything. Much of this problem is caused by the lack of mental services. How can it be that this is true? After closing down facilities years ago and not providing an alternative, what options do people have?  If a city is recommending a place for you to send your kids when you have no other options shouldn’t you be able to trust that the place is not going to torture your kids?  Since what they receive is definitely not help, what happens when these children become adults?  Where do they go when they are unable too to get get their lives together?  They go to PRISON.  That is where they can continue to be tortured and no one will see the torturers.

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Pro Publica[1] / ByHeather Vogell[2], Annie Waldman[3]


NYC Sends $30M a Year to School With History of Giving Kids Electric Shocks



The Judge Rotenberg Center, a Boston-area school for kids with severe developmental disabilities and behavior disorders, has earned national notoriety[4] for a long record of brutal techniques to keep children in line.

Electric shocks. Restraints. Hunger.

Federal and state authorities have repeatedly[5]scrutinized[6] the school. Even the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on torture has chimed in[7].

But New York City kids are still being sent there. Indeed, nearly 90 percent of the school’s students — 121 of 137 kids — are from New York City, including 29 who enrolled this year. New York’s taxpayers send the Center $30 million a year.

The flow has continued despite records obtained by ProPublica showing the…

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