Devereux Advanced Behavioaral Health is planning on opening a children’s detention center in Devon, PA. Join us in signing our petition to tell Devereux that they are not welcome in Chester County!
The practice of locking up migrants seeking a better life is a multi-million dollar industry in the U.S., and now Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health joins the list of companies intending to profit from that exploitation with a $14 million contract to open up multiple youth detention centers, including one in Devon, PA.
Devereux in Chester County has ahistory of abuseagainst young people in their care. Nine employees have been arrested and charged with assault-related charges since November, andDevereux is currently being suedby another family for the negligence that led to multiple sexual assaults under their watch.
Meanwhile, the top 10 executives in Devereux make close to $4 million combined, yet they call themselves a non-profit. It is clear to us who is profiting from these new contracts, and it most certainly will not be the young people who are in their care.
The abundance of these types of detention facilities sprouting up across the state of Pennsylvania is directly tied to the increasingly inhumane and draconian policies of the Trump administration. We must continue to resist this rise in migrant detention centers not only in our state but all across the country.
At Juntos we vehemently stand opposed to the expansion of immigrant detention in our state, and we echo the local community of Devon in demanding that Devereux abandon their plans to lock up immigrant youth immediately.