Mom Alleges Abuse at Crestview Youth Detention Center – The Crestview News Bulletin

A 17-year old resident of the Okaloosa Youth Development Center in Florida reported to his mother that he was beaten on three occasions in March. His mother never received a phone call from the staff that her son had been injured, even though the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) requires staffers to notify family if a youth is harmed inside a facility. The mother now not only fears that her son is being physically abused in the center by other juveniles but that he is being neglected and mistreated by the staff. Read more.