• New Hampshire December 26, 2021 9:41 pm

    Funding Approved for New Hampshire Youth Center Staff

    The number of counselors at New Hampshire’s youth detention center has dropped to an all-time low, but the state is moving to bring in temporary workers soon. The Executive Council on Wednesday approved spending $847,000 in federal funds to work with a staffing agency and bring in 18 temporary youth counselors for seven months. State officials said that while the…

  • child abuse December 15, 2021 6:21 pm

    Lawsuit Alleges ‘Obscene Abuse' at Vermont Juvenile Detention Center

    Seven young people who were detained at Vermont’s now-closed juvenile detention center and another facility are suing state officials and staff alleging “obscene abuse” at both facilities that they say state officials ignored. Vermont closed the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Essex last year after a drop in the number of kids housed there and a lawsuit accusing the...

  • sexual abuse December 7, 2021 11:21 pm

    NH Seeks to Dismiss Some Youth Center Abuse Lawsuits as They Top 100

    The number of lawsuits alleging physical or sexual abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center has grown to more than 100, though the attorney general’s office is seeking to dismiss some it says lack detail. In the last two years, more than 430 men and women have come forward with accusations against 150 staffers at the Sununu Youth Services Center…

  • New Hampshire September 17, 2021 1:33 pm

    3rd Lawsuit Alleges Abuse at NH Youth Center

    Workers at New Hampshire’s youth detention center abused children like it was a team sport, according to a 42-year-old man who on Thursday filed the latest of what is expected to be many individual lawsuits after a judge denied a class action earlier this year. The man, identified in the lawsuit as John Doe #1, is suing the Sununu Youth Services...

  • New Hampshire July 12, 2021 4:38 pm

    Victim's Negligence Cited as Defense in Youth Abuse Case

    Attorneys for New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center are suggesting that a man who claims he was physically and sexually assaulted by multiple counselors as a teen was partially responsible for at least some of the alleged abuse. David Meehan sued the Sununu Youth Services Center, the agencies overseeing it and half a dozen former employees in January 2020 alleging…

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