Today’s Star Ledger has a story about a recent settlement between a South Jersey residential treatment center and the State’s Office of the Child Advocate.

The residential center, Bancroft Neurohealth Inc, based in Haddonfield, has been under tremendous pressure to improve its staffing and the overall quality of care it provides, since the death of a 14 year old autistic boy in 2002. (Links to articles discussing this matter). The center serves up to 66 children with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.

Under the settlement, the center has agreed to improve staffing and training, reduce the use of restraints and submit to oversight by an independent monitor. You can read the Star Ledger article here.