Thursday, February 21, 2019

Chloe Cohen - 2002

15 minutes was all it took for 16-year-old Chloe Cohen to hang herself. It was an unspeakable tragedy.

It is difficult to determine whether the employees should have monitored her more carefully. Were there signs that suggested that she should not have been left alone which were ignored? The lawsuit seems to suggest that which KidsPeace lawyered themselves out of. Of course KidsPeace is a for-profit business but we have not been able to find sources which suggest that her death were due to too low staffing. The employees simply made their own diagnose deciding that the poor girl was not suicidal which sadly was proved wrong, but such diagnoses and mistakes are made every day.

What is left is that is was a terrible loss for her family and friends. May she find peace where she is now.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Logan Volpe - 2015

15-year-old Logan Volpe committed suicide at Concept House in Miami. According to his family the employees knew that there were a risk of suicide. Still under 24 hours after he was sent to the facility, he died.

Was it neglect or just bad craftmanship by the employees of the facility? The management fired the personal on the job of the day of the suicide to protect themself, but there is no sources that can tell whether the facility use people with training in the treatment field or they just hire people for a low salary.

A lawsuit was filed and it would at some point decide whether the facility did such a poor job that they will have to pay. But no money in the world can minimize the terrible loss, this family suffered.

May he find peace where he is now.


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Tanner Wilson - 2001

11-year-old Tanner Wilson died as result of a poorly executed attempt to restrain him. Instead of taking on the facility which had allowed employees to work there without proper training, the authorities tried to charge the employee. Unfortunately it enabled the possibility for additional deaths. Restraints should be avoided and when they are used a last option, they should only be used by employees who had received the proper level of education to ensure that the children are not hurt.

This was not the case in the death of Tanner Wilson.

He was not allowed to live out his life. His life was cut short at age only 11.

May he find peace where he is now.


Monday, January 14, 2019

Nicholas Grant - 2015

16-year-old Nicholas Grant died after a beating at a group home where he was sent to. The group home issued a statement where they claimed that they did only accepted non-violent offenders.

However that does not mean that they should have left the boys unsupervised. While a group home should not be a prison, it should not leave the children to live their entire day on their own. They are sent to a group home for a reason. They need guidance and they need close supervision, so they constant learn something. It seems that the group home run by Circle C Youth and Family Services did not live up to the tasks they were given. The state later inspected the group home and it was closed down after a number of violations were found.

Sadly this closure came too late to prevent the tragedy and loss for his family. May he find peace where he is now.


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Del’Quan Seagers - 2015

15-year-old Del’Quan Seagers died while placed at the AMIkids Sand Hills. The circumstances remain a mystery and the management did little to help out in this matter.

In fact at the time of his death investigation was ongoing about possible cover-up of violent events conducted at this facility. There also seems to have been gang related rituals involving punching. The facility claimed that it was an asthma which caused his death but there seems to be more to it.

For his family who not only lost this young man but also his father, it was a tragedy. We can only hope that the circumstances surrounding his death one day will be fully explained but the state does not seem to care.

May he find peace where he is now.

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