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Ranch for Kids case

2019 Jul

Ranch for Kids was a Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Program (PAARP) in Montana. It lost its license due to serious allegations of egregious, chronic and persistent child abuse and neglect. The Ranch for Kids specialised in housing and rehoming teens adopted from Russia.


Title Publication date
Montana complaint against adoption agency has ties to ranch accused of abuse 2021 Apr 19
Lincoln County Won't Charge Youth Home Over Abuse Allegations 2021 Mar 23
Montana's Ranch for Kids permanently loses license over abuse, neglect of participants 2020 Dec 9
After Multiple Abuse Allegations, Ranch For Kids Permanently Loses License 2019 Dec 9
Health Department Finalizes New Rules For Private Youth Therapeutic Programs 2019 Nov 13
Lawsuit: Montana program abused, exploited troubled youth 2019 Oct 8
Ranch For Kids Faces Additional Abuse Charges 2019 Oct 8
Ranch For Kids License Remains Suspended Pending Hearing 2019 Sep 13
New Regulations For Youth Treatment Programs Receive Mixed Feedback 2019 Sep 12
State Health Department Crafts New Rules For Private Therapeutic Homes 2019 Aug 23
Some Children Removed From 'Ranch For Kids' Remain In State Custody 2019 Aug 16
Ranch For Kids Appeals License Suspension 2019 Aug 6
Ranch For Kids Appeals License Suspension 2019 Aug 6
Ranch for Kids: Oklahoma mother struggles to find what's next for her son 2019 Jul 30
Former Ranch kids describe tough treatment 2019 Jul 29
A new day for state's troubled teen industry; allegations against Ranch for Kids span a decade 2019 Jul 28
Parents of some Ranch for Kids students 'didn’t even know who to call' 2019 Jul 28
Moms angry over how state removed children from Ranch for Kids 2019 Jul 26
Relief that Ranch for Kids' residents are free from 'hell' 2019 Jul 24
Ranch for Kids director wants to reopen 2019 Jul 24
Ranch For Kids Director Defends Staff Amid Abuse Allegations 2019 Jul 24
Defiant Ranch for Kids head vows to fight 'deceptive' state action 2019 Jul 24
State Removes 27 Children from Ranch for Kids Amid Allegations of Abuse 2019 Jul 23
Citing Abuse, Health Department Removes Children From Ranch For Kids 2019 Jul 23
'Hit, kicked ... spit on': Montana alleges abuse, removes kids from private youth program 2019 Jul 23
Montana Labor Dept concedes it lacks expertise to oversee programs for troubled teens 2019 Feb 20
Head of MT board regulating programs for troubled teens open to increased transparency 2019 Feb 9
Montana religious programs for troubled teens operate with no oversight 2019 Jan 24
Former students describe isolation, physical punishments, 'cuddle puddles' 2019 Jan 24
'Fox guards henhouse' in Montana programs for troubled teens 2019 Jan 22