Demand The Judge Rotenberg Center to end shock therapy.

  • by: Naomi Dreyer
  • recipient: Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC), The Justice Department, President Obama

The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) — a special needs school in Canton, Massachusetts — utilizes shock aversive therapy to restrain students who they feel are acting out. These painful treatments are nothing less than torture. Four years after the FDA's request and JRC's non-compliance, more children are speaking out and the Center is now being investigated by the Justice Department.
Video footage has been made public of a teen strapped face-down to a gurney and being shocked over 30 times. Following the "therapy" session, the teen was diagnosed with acute stress and suffered long-term physical distress.
Most recently another patient has spoken out about burns and scars and suspected seizures that have resulted from the therapy.
How is this legal? These forms of torture are grave human rights offenses that cannot be allowed to continue.
Swift action should be taken against special needs school in Massachusetts called the Judge Rotenberg Center and to immediately outlaw the practice of shock aversive therapy.
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