State Halts Daystar Admissions, Reports New Abuse

Texas officials have banned the placement of foster care children at a Houston-area residential treatment center and assigned a state monitor to oversee care following revelations of a staff-instigated “fight club” incident two years ago and recent allegations of sexual abuse.

In other incidents at Daystar Residential Inc. in Manvel, a child’s arm was broken and another attempted suicide, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services records show.

“Clearly, this is a troubled facility that needs immediate improvement,” said DFPS spokesman Patrick Crimmins.

The 2008 incident, in which seven developmentally disabled girls were provoked into a fight by two ...

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