Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Springfield, Ohio had what many considered to be a great program for at-risk youth. Vision for Youth had its license revoked recently however, due to allegations of abuse. The teens say they were punched, kicked, and choked at the center.
The state found that Vision for Youth did not maintain proper documentation on employees criminal background checks when it hired at least 7 felons. "The employees would brag about their criminal records. They loved it, they flaunted it. They threatened the kids with it." State officials declined to comment on why it took so long to revoke the licence of a facility, when they had 3 recommendations by investigators who found problems there.