The Adriel School victims – (2014)

The Adriel School lost its license after an investigation showing wrong treatment by the employees.

A number of teenagers tried to escape the horrible conditions at the facility. They were hunted like criminals.

It took some time for the authorities to realize that the problems were not the girls and boys but the facility itself.

It is sad that so-called at-risk teens often see themselves stigmalized.

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Jackson Lawlor – 17 (2016)

Two boys ran from the wilderness program SUWS located near Old Fort in North Carolina during the summer of 2016. While the program earlier has claimed the lives of 2 teenagers, they managed to escape from the wilderness to the civilisation. Unfortunately before they were able to connect to friends from back home they were arrested. Being arrested in connection with an escape from a wilderness program does however not mean that the situation is worse.

Yes, going to the local detention facility is the result. A conviction might be the result.

But access to legal representation is provided. A warm bed and meals are provided. Short to say. A setback but also improved living conditions.

We must pray that Jackson Lawlor are able to return to his homestate taking up the lifestyle he had before going to the program.

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Joshua Stephen Ellis – 17 (2016)

Two boys ran from the wilderness program SUWS located near Old Fort in North Carolina during the summer of 2016. While the program earlier has claimed the lives of 2 teenagers, they managed to escape from the wilderness to the civilisation. Unfortunately before they were able to connect to friends from back home they were arrested. Being arrested in connection with an escape from a wilderness program does however not mean that the situation is worse.

Yes, going to the local detention facility is the result. A conviction might be the result.

But access to legal representation is provided. A warm bed and meals are provided. Short to say. A setback but also improved living conditions.

We must pray that Joshua Stephen Ellis are able to return to his homestate taking up the lifestyle he had before going to the program.

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Ajay Ruparelia – 14 (2016)

Ajay Ruparelia escaped from the infamous Redcliff Ascent program June 2016 together with two other boys. He was later found. Wilderness programs remain to be very controversial. The participants are often removed forcefully from their homes – several in handcuffs and shackles without any warning.

They are not given a fixed date so they know when the so-called treatment end.

Many teenagers have lost their lives in wilderness programs. Redcliff Ascent has not lost a teenager yet.

It is not the first time, teenagers have escaped from Redcliff Ascent putting themselves in harms way due to the unforgiving nature. Years ago an entire group assaulted the counselors and were on the run for weeks. They were given better treatment in the local juvenile halls than they had in the program which should be something to think about for every youth who enter these programs.

Also what parent often don’t realize is that they often are guided toward wilderness programs as result of bribing of the educational consultant, they hire. A lot of money exchange hands between educational consultants, wilderness programs, residential treatment facilities and some boarding schools.

We hope that this young man is returned home to his family or given a proper treatment in the juvenile hall instead of being returned to the wilderness program.

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Wyatt Grosvenor – 15 (2016)

Wyatt Grosvenor escaped from the infamous Redcliff Ascent program June 2016 together with two other boys. He was later found. Wilderness programs remain to be very controversial. The participants are often removed forcefully from their homes – several in handcuffs and shackles without any warning.

They are not given a fixed date so they know when the so-called treatment end.

Many teenagers have lost their lives in wilderness programs. Redcliff Ascent has not lost a teenager yet.

It is not the first time, teenagers have escaped from Redcliff Ascent putting themselves in harms way due to the unforgiving nature. Years ago an entire group assaulted the counselors and were on the run for weeks. They were given better treatment in the local juvenile halls than they had in the program which should be something to think about for every youth who enter these programs.

Also what parent often don’t realize is that they often are guided toward wilderness programs as result of bribing of the educational consultant, they hire. A lot of money exchange hands between educational consultants, wilderness programs, residential treatment facilities and some boarding schools.

We hope that this young man is returned home to his family or given a proper treatment in the juvenile hall instead of being returned to the wilderness program.

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Keyon Garbus – 15 (2016)

Keyon Garbus escaped from the infamous Redcliff Ascent program June 2016 together with two other boys. He was later found. Wilderness programs remain to be very controversial. The participants are often removed forcefully from their homes – several in handcuffs and shackles without any warning.

They are not given a fixed date so they know when the so-called treatment end.

Many teenagers have lost their lives in wilderness programs. Redcliff Ascent has not lost a teenager yet.

It is not the first time, teenagers have escaped from Redcliff Ascent putting themselves in harms way due to the unforgiving nature. Years ago an entire group assaulted the counselors and were on the run for weeks. They were given better treatment in the local juvenile halls than they had in the program which should be something to think about for every youth who enter these programs.

Also what parent often don’t realize is that they often are guided toward wilderness programs as result of bribing of the educational consultant, they hire. A lot of money exchange hands between educational consultants, wilderness programs, residential treatment facilities and some boarding schools.

We hope that this young man is returned home to his family or given a proper treatment in the juvenile hall instead of being returned to the wilderness program.

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