This is a  staff list for Julian Youth Academy in Chino, CA

(a.k.a. F.A.C.E.S.S.  )

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Julian Youth Academy.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Julian Youth Academy, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Julian Youth Academy, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.


HEAL recommends against placing any child at Julian Youth Academy.



Additional Information
Phil Ludwig Director/CEO  
David Hill Owner  
Ed Sallee Owner  
Tiffany Morgan Director Reportedly now works for River View Christian Academy.
"Blaize" Morgan Director Tiffany's husband  Reportedly now works for River View Christian Academy.
Sarah Norsworthy Director  
Jessica Bradford Staff Presumably no longer works for Julian Youth Academy.  (See article below)
Ann Denton Counselor Reportedly is not a licensed counselor in California nor her home state.
(Julian Youth Academy, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
This program does not include their program details or enrollment materials online nor do they make them readily available upon request.
HEAL has received one parent complaint regarding this program.  HEAL has also received two reports from former clients alleging abuses and violations.

UPDATE: Shasta County Woman Arrested For Killing Secret Baby; Infant Found Mummified

POSTED: 9:30 am PST November 8, 2011
UPDATED: 5:40 pm PST November 8, 2011
A young mother is facing murder charges after the mummified body of her baby girl was found dead at a boarding school for troubled teens in eastern Shasta County.


Jessica Nicole Bradford, 23, was arrested Sunday at Julian Youth Academy near Whitmore, east of Redding.


KRCR News Channel 7 has learned Bradford is a current employee of the Julian Youth Academy and lived in a dorm on the 250-acre property on Tintagel Lane.


According to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, they received a report of a deceased infant around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Deputies found the mummified body of a infant girl and determined Bradford, the infant's mother, was responsible for the death.


A lengthy interview with Bradford revealed startling details about what transpired over the past few months. The Sheriff's Office says Bradford told them she got pregnant while working at the academy and that she gave birth on or about September 19th. She told investigators she hid the pregnancy from everyone, including her boyfriend of three years. She originally told investigators the baby was stillborn, but later admitted that it lived about four days before dying.


Bradford said she thought about giving the baby up for adoption, but eventually decided against it. She admitted to neglecting the baby by not giving it any food or breast milk. She said she kept the baby in a vacant building on campus for those first four days and would check on it periodically while she still worked, visited her boyfriend and drove to Redding at least two times.


Bradford said she didn't name the baby because she didn't want to become attached to it.


After the baby died, she kept the child hidden in her room in a laundry basket for approximately a month and a half until a co-worker discovered it. When she realized someone had possibly seen the baby, she decided to move it to a utility closet on Friday, November 4th. Sheriff's deputies eventually found the child in that same closet on Sunday, the 6th.


According to the Sheriff's Office, the baby was in a mummified state of decomposition. It was a fully-developed, full-term baby.


Bradford was arrested for an open count of murder and willful harm or injury to a child. She is being held at the Shasta County Jail on $1,000,000 bail. She is expected to be arraigned Wednesday.


The Julian Youth Academy is Christian residential boarding school for troubled teens. According to the organization's website, it was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private residential school for struggling teenagers in need of full-time supervision and redirection. It accepts students ages 12-17 and has another campus in Southern California. The academy has leased a 250-acre ranch formerly known as Shepherd's Ranch and the Cascade School, east of Whitmore, since 2009.




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