REGULATIONS RECOMMENDED TO PREVENT ABUSE AT RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS
By Tessa Weinberg -The Missouri Independent
Nov. 22 2020
In order to improve safety and understand the scope of unlicensed youth residential facilities throughout Missouri, lawmakers are recommending every facility be registered, background checks be required and that three substantiated reports of abuse and neglect result in children being removed.
The report follows the Kansas City Star's investigations into Christian boarding schools that had substantiated reports of abuse, neglect and sexual abuse. The Star spoke with dozens of former students who recounted enduring emotional and physical abuse, being used as manual labor and ignored calls for help.