Tick Segerblom For County Commission District E

Clark County approves $1.9M contract to help at-risk youth in Child Haven

Late last year, workers at Child Haven held a short walk-out, protesting conditions that they said were dangerous.

They said they’d been bitten, punched and one was even thrown through a window by one of the young people there.

Six months later, Clark County commissioners unanimously approved a contract of up to $1.9 million to hire an outside group to treat those with more serious mental health and behavioral issues.

The Oasis Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, located at 6171 W. Charleston Blvd., will provide treatment to youth with intellectual and developmental delays, including autism, who have intensive behavioral needs and cannot be safely cared for in the community, according to the county.

The immediate care facility with include six beds and more treatment for kids who would otherwise live at Child Haven.

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