Lewiston Children’s Home Begins Process to Lift Admission Ban
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Officials with a northern Idaho facility for troubled children have taken a first step to get a state-imposed ban on accepting new admissions lifted. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Northwest Children's Home met a deadline Wednesday by submitting a 24-page plan addressing deficiencies that the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said required immediate remedy. Officials say the plan deals with staffing issues, training for workers, and increased activities for residents between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.
State officials earlier this month banned the facility from taking new admissions after an inspection found problems. Officials conducted the inspection from March 2 to 4 following a complaint filed by the owners of a nearby duplex where authorities say a teen from the Lewiston facility last year assaulted a tenant.