Leake & Watts residential treatment center

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Checked April 20, 2012
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Leake & Watts residential treatment center is a residential treatment center located near New York [1]

They offer services to about 2800 children, adults and families

Beside residential services they are involved in locating new foster families and also arranges adoptions [2].


  • June 2000 eight teenagers was charged with breaking into the campus high school and smashing 27 computers, some windows and fax machines [3]
  • September 2008 a resident was arrested after a dangerous situation involving a pair of scissors [4]
  • May 2009 a resident was accused of sexually molesting an employee at the facility [4]
  • January 2012 a 16 year old boy died at the facility shortly after being restrained. Investigation is pending [4]

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  1. The facility on Google maps
  2. What We do, homepage of the facility
  3. IN BRIEF: CRIME; TROUBLE AT LEAKE & WATTS, By Elsa Brenner, New York Times, June 11, 2000
  4. 4,0 4,1 4,2 Leake & Watts boy's death: 'I can't breathe,' boy shouts after staffers piled onto him, witness says, by Will David and Shawn Cohen, New York's Lower Hudson Valley, April 19, 2012