Wyden announces hearing on stopping child abuse in youth residential treatment facilities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., will convene a hearing on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 titled: “Youth Residential Treatment Facilities: Examining Failures and Evaluating Solutions” in conjunction with releasing the Committee’s findings from its two-year investigation into alleged abuse and neglect at residential treatment facilities (RTFs). The hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. ET (7:00 a.m. PT) in Room G-50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

The witnesses invited to testify at Wednesday’s hearing will be:

  • Marc Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Health Systems, King of Prussia, PA (Invited)
  • Reagan Stanford, JD, Abuse and Neglect Managing Attorney, Disability Rights Arkansas, Little Rock, AR 
  • Elizabeth Manley, Faculty and Senior Advisor for Health and Behavioral Health Policy, Innovations Institute, University of Connecticut School of Social Work, Hartford, CT
  • Kathryn Larin, Director, Education, Workforce and Income Security, United States Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC


Who: Senate Finance Committee

What: Holding youth RTFs accountable to stop alleged child abuse and lack of treatment and find commonsense solutions to ensure children receive the behavioral healthcare they need.

Where: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

              Washington, D.C. 20510

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

             10:00 a.m. ET (7:00 a.m. PT)

The webcast and witness testimony can be viewed at http://finance.senate.gov/hearings.

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