Today it has been 5 years since Linda Harris died at the Chad Youth Enhancement Center.
People have protested the standard used at youth centers when it comes to the use of restraints. Today we are talking 2010. Sadly this five year anniversary has not brought improvements when it comes to prevent youth from dying at result of manual restraints.
Is it fair to accept that it is an acceptable risk that minors being placed in residential treatment can die as result of their placement? Is it fair that you still can find facilities where the staff has not been trained in both how to avoid that a dispute ends up in a restraint?
Linda Harris died September 18, 2005.
We are standing here 5 years later and have the power to work on minimizing the use of residential treatment, which would also be minimizing the use of restraints which always will include the risk of having a child who ends up death.
COME TO A MASS MARCH IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, ON APRIL 26, 2008 TO PROTEST THE ABUSE OF YOUTH IN JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS!
Victim liste year 2005 - 2009 (Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora Wiki)
More Details on Chad Youth Death, Nashville Scene, November 12, 2007 (Reprint from COALITION AGAINST INSTITUTIONALIZED CHILD ABUSE)