VA. CITES DRUG TREATMENT CENTER FOR NOT REPORTING ALLEGED ABUSE - 1990-09-30
A private drug treatment center in Fairfax County has been cited by Virginia officials for failing to notify county officials of allegations that a 13-year-old boy in the program had been sexually abused by an older client, according to state documents.
After an investigation, state mental health officials also found that Straight Inc., a Springfield drug treatment program for teenagers, allowed a 19-year-old client to stay in the program after he had been accused of sexually abusing two other clients in earlier incidents.
The citation is one of at least 45 violations found in recent years by the state against Straight, which also has been the target of lawsuits locally and nationally.