Monday, February 15, 2016

"Lincoln Hills failed to give Racine County details of youth's abuse for weeks"

From The Journal

4 hours ago  • 

"RACINE COUNTY — County officials were not given the details of a Racine County youth’s 2012 beating and sexual abuse at a detention center in northern Wisconsin until nearly three weeks after the incident occurred, county officials stated Monday.

"According to an email sent to The Journal Times, county Human Services Department staff were informed on Jan. 17, 2012, by staff at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys in Irma that the youth had 'been transferred for disruptive behavior' but were given no other details.

"Beginning on that same date, department staff began making repeated requests for additional information, the email states.

"It was not until Feb. 1, 2012 — more than two weeks after the Jan. 13 assault — that department staff were told what had happened.

"'The Racine County Human Services Department acted promptly in attempting to notify the subject youth’s mother of the assault,' according to the email. 'The exact date/time of notification is unknown.'"

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