VIDEO: Colorado Division of Youth Corrections (DYC)

Xavier Long recounts their experience as well as witnessing acts of abuse and violence while in the custody of Colorado Division of Youth Corrections (DYC).  While at DYC, they experienced various forms of restraint, such as the WRAP and pain compliance techniques.  Their mother Dawn Romero recalls how Xavier did not receive the supports she were told they would and the importance of raising awareness about the mistreatment that is going on within DYC.

Child safety advocates are calling for better approaches to take place within DYC.  To find out more, visit:

American Civil Liberties Union – Colorado

Disability Law Colorado

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