Juvenile detention centers are not for abused kids

The Huffington Post.
By Hope Loudon and Elizabeth Loudon

Written by two young adults who were incarcerated as children. “When we refused to go with our father at the age of 14, a policeman and a school official scorned us for the way we treated our “loving father.” At the juvenile facility where we were taken, we were mocked by the social workers and staff members who asked if we “provoked” our parents and accused us bluntly of “causing a fight” between our parents. They treated us like criminals, and immediately invalidated our abuse because our father was smart enough never to ‘leave a mark’.”

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