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Coordinator: Police Captain Charles Kennedy (Retired)   

E-mail: alabama@heal-online.org  Phone: (877)845-3232 xt. 814


Episode 43 features an interview with retired Police Captain Charles Kennedy, HEAL AL Coordinator, regarding his efforts to get justice for victims and permanently close Restoration Youth Academy. Restoration Youth Academy (RYA) is/was also known as Saving Youth Foundation and was co-founded by William Knott, a former Bethel Boys Academy staffer who was responsible for much of the worst abuses at that facility. Alternative Youth Academy, claimed by RYA to be its sister program in Georgia, remains open.


HEAL Alabama Is Pleased to Report that HB 440, the "ALABAMA YOUTH RESIDENTIAL FACILITY ABUSE PREVENTION ACT" Introduced by Rep. Steve McMillan (R-AL) passed and was signed into law.  You can learn more at http://www.heal-online.org/getsmart.htm.  Please congratulate Charles Kennedy and the HEAL AL Chapter and offer to volunteer locally if you can help.  Thanks!


Charles Kennedy is the coordinator for HEAL Alabama.  This site will be updated soon with additional information. 
Please contact Charles Kennedy to join HEAL Alabama or for more information.

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