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Survivor Independence Packs

Issue Overview

The Troubled Teen Industry, which claims to “fix” struggling youth, warehouses an estimated 120,000 – 200,000 young people annually. Non-evidence-based approaches, including solitary confinement, physical restraint, sexual violence, and conversion therapy, are routinely used to control youth in these facilities.

Every year, youth at these facilities “age out” by turning 18 and leaving the program. Due to stressful relationships that often exist between youth and their families, many young people end up homeless and with no resources.