- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Officials at a Lake Oswego facility that provides mental health treatment to children have announced plans to close down the residence after the state alleged the facility lacked sufficient staff supervision.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/mHCnnP ) the Oregon Health Authority and the state Department of Human Services recently issued letters to Youth Villages Oregon warning that the organization could lose its residential care license at the Lake Oswego facility.

Youth Villages staff is accused of failing to properly supervise a suicidal child and allowing multiple incidents of sexual contact between patients to occur at the facility.

State officials said in December they would start removing children from the facility.

Youth Villages’ director of human resources, LaTonya Pendleton, says layoffs at the facility would begin March 1, affecting more than 70 employees.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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