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Category: Investigations and Monitoring

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Day 7 of 15 | Investigations and Monitoring

  In 1973, national television news reports shocked the country with horrifying video that capt…

Teenage depression. Psychologist working with teen girl at office, talking to her patient, taking notes, selective focus


What is the Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR)? DHSR is a branch of the NC Department of H…

A light-skinned boy with short blond hair sits on the floor of a darkened bed room in a prtf, light from the window reflects on the wall and his face.

News Reports on PRTFs

NC sends kids to PRTFs both in and out of state. These articles report on violations and abuse in NC…

A child looks through a keyhole in the door of a prtf room. Only the eye and a sliver of the face is visible.

NC’s Hidden Children

We interview DRNC Attorney Joonu Coste about the state’s dangerous practice of sending children to P…

A little girl waits for her parents to come and get her.

Breaking the Silence: Jenny’s Story

This is the story of Jenny, who was fed vodka as a newborn. A missed diagnosis and significant syste…

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Let’s Break the Silence

Staff Post:  Joonu Coste Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by an anonymous donor) Confronting th…

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Children’s Rights in RTCs and PRTFs

Learn about children’s rights in residential treatment centers (RTCs), including PRTFs, about…

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Criminal Charges Instead of Treatment

DRNC launched Bring NC Kids Home in January 2021 to shine a light on the abuse that happens in some…

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Have You Stayed in a PRTF?

We want to hear from you. Share your stories and help us advocate for kids who are sent away to PRTF…