126 SW148th St., Suite C100-422, Seattle, WA 98166-1984.
J. Ross, PLC
heal-online.org and Canyon State Academy/Arizona Boys Ranch
your "Demand To Cease And Desist Notice of Intent to Take Legal
Action" in regards to our website and the information connecting
Arizona Boys Ranch to Canyon State Academy/Rite of Passage,
noted in your letter, Canyon State Academy is in the same
location as the former Arizona Boys Ranch. But, beyond that,
the program still employs much of the former Arizona Boys Ranch
staff including Jay Reichenberger. A name change does not mean
a change in practices. And, it is not a false statement to link
the two as such a link is supported by independent reports and
current staff histories. You can view our information on Canyon
State Academy/Arizona Boys Ranch by visiting http://www.heal-online.org/childtortureusa.htm#canyon and
http://www.heal-online.org/canyon.htm. If you check the
links for fact-checking our information on those pages, you will
clearly see the strong basis for our concerns regarding the
practices at Canyon State Academy/Arizona Boys Ranch.
all programs the opportunity to submit information to HEAL that
evidences a change in policy, procedure, and practice.
HEAL is not an
unreasonable organization. What we require, in order to appease
our minds in regards to the program(s) in question, is as
1. We require a
signed letter from the director of your individual program
stating that all information provided to us by said program is
true to your program and accurate and complete in detail.
2. A blank copy of
all waivers, contracts, and program rules and regulations as
told to parents/required for parents to sign as well as those
given to children enrolled in the program.
If upon receiving
and reading such information our organization finds that the
children in your program are not being abused, meaning there are
no red flags or warning signs matching in word or spirit those
as can be found at
www.isaccorp.com, we will remove your qualifying program
from our site and in its place we will put up an apology to your
program for judging the program erroneously for one month's
time. However, if upon receiving the requested documents we
find that your program continues to raise red flags for us, we
will continue to exercise our rights to free speech and tell the
world exactly what we think of your program based on the
information we currently have and any further information we
gather based on materials provided. In addition, we will not
remove any program listed as confirmedly abusive from our
website. This offer is extended only to unknown or suspect
Our number one goal
as an organization is to protect children from harm. When we
suspect an organization or facility to be causing harm to
children, we post them as suspect. If we have even one survivor
of the program contact us with their story of abuse, we list the
program as confirmedly abusive.
You may send the
requested materials enumerated above to: HEAL, 126 SW 148th
St., Suite C100-422, Seattle, WA 98166-1984.
reasonable basis for believing that Canyon State Academy is
simply Arizona Boys Ranch renamed, we will not be removing that
information from our website. However, if the directions above
are followed and we find no continued basis for suspecting
current abuse at Canyon State Academy, we will make an exception
and remove Canyon State Academy from our watchlist.
like to take this opportunity to remind you of Federal Procedure
Rule #11. Any further communication between you, your client,
and HEAL will be copied to our friends at the ACLU, our
attorneys, and the Arizona State Bar association. We will also
write a letter to the Arizona State Bar Association regarding
your misuse or abuse of process in this case should you pursue
this matter. It is frowned upon to stifle free speech and some
states have reinforced the laws protecting free speech in
regards to exposing corporate fraud and abuse. We will not
hesitate to make a very compelling argument defending our
position that Canyon State Academy is simply Arizona Boys Ranch
renamed as is stated by the report at
We have saved a copy of this report and other evidence that
creates a clear basis for associating Canyon State Academy with
Arizona Boys Ranch.
addition, should you pursue legal action against our
organization, we will file a counter-suit for harassment and
abuse of process. In addition, we will not hesitate to exercise
our right to full discovery including access to all records of
Canyon State Academy, Arizona Boys Ranch, Rite of Passage, Inc.
and their respective holdings and confidential client
information. We will not hesitate to call upon victims of
Canyon State Academy/Rite of Passage/Arizona Boys Ranch to
testify as to the accuracy of our statements. And, we will not
hesitate to use the information found in discovery to support
the argument that the program's name may have changed, but,
little to nothing else.