We are a small non-governmental organization who are focusing on teenagers in residential treatment, which basically are prisoners of conscience because they are detained based on their beliefs rather than their actions.
Often they are confined based on an administrative desicion or by the orders of their parents without access to legal aid.
We have to accept that even here in 2010 the news of teenagers who die while they are placed in residential treatment continue to raise.
We support HR 911 which will introduce some minimum standards for teenagers who are placed at boarding schools, boot camps or wilderness programs.
Our approach is research on the internet and interviews with survivors of various programs.
You can reach us by email. Our email-address is (without spaces): h u g h e l b o r n @ y a h o o . c o m