We are learning that the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) is revoking the license of Glen Mills, an all-boys school in Philadelphia.
The revocation comes after a lengthy investigation. A DHS spokesperson cited “gross incompetence, negligence, and misconduct in operating the facilities,” and “mistreatment and abuse of children in care.”
This move comes after years of incidents that have taken place at the school, many of them involving serious injuries to children. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we know that these cases are complex. If you need a Philadelphia child molestation lawyer, we are ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Documents released show decades of documented abuse at Glen Mills. The school, founded in 1826, has recently come under fire after some high-profile injuries.
Investigations show that, in the last five years, Glen Mills staff have been cited for dozens of serious abuses. Documents show that the counselors would attack boys for relatively minor misconduct including not listening, making crude jokes, or talking back. Boys say that staff convinced them to lie about their injuries and about the abuse, telling them they would be sent to worse facilities if they told the truth.
Glen Mills leaders say they are going to appeal the decision by the DHS and say the move was taken with “no credible evidence.”
When we put trust in other adults to care for our children, we should not have to worry about their safety. However, as you can see above, abuses take place. This kind of willful abuse and neglect cannot be tolerated.
We also know that children get injured due to other negligent actions that are not necessarily out of malice. This can include:
Injuries can range from bumps and scrapes to severe injuries like broken bones, lacerations, and internal injuries.
It is always horrific to hear about a child being injured. It is even worse when the negligence or malice of an adult caused the injury. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are ready to help if your child has been injured. Our qualified and experienced team will investigate your case and work to secure compensation for the following: