JJC Applauds Ohio on for Revoking License of Dangerous Youth Facility (12/14/20)

Last Friday, the Juvenile Justice Coalition of Ohio (JJC),the National Juvenile
Justice Network (NJJN), and multiple state and national organizations sent a letter to Lori Criss, Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS), urging the department to revoke the license of Sequel Pomegranate. The letter detailed the behavioral health facility’s history of severe safety and health violations against its young residents along with dangerous conditions at Sequel
facilities nationwide. Later that afternoon, the MHAS announced its decision to rescind the facility’s license to operate with the opportunity to reapply in ten months, adding Ohio to a list of states that have taken decisive action against the for-profit company. Read More…