This is a  staff list for Rite of Passage in Minden, NV

(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 the Rite of Passage.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Rite of Passage, you have the right to take action.


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Rite of Passage, 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.


Please donít place your loved one in Rite of Passage and rescue them if they are there now.




Additional Information
S. James Broman President  
Lawrence Howell COO  
Carolyn Jenkins-Bower CFO  
James D. Bednark Chief Research Officer  
*(Rite of Passage, 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.)

Nevada-Based Rite of Passage Hit by Abuse Charges : Delinquent Boys Camp: Is It 'Bouncing Back'?

May 05, 1986|JOHN HURST | Times Staff Writer

Officials of Rite of Passage, a wilderness treatment program that houses California delinquent boys on a remote desert campsite in Nevada, insists that it is "bouncing back" from child-abuse allegations made last winter, but the organization remains at the center of a bitter and complex controversy.

The dispute surrounding Rite of Passage is in some respects a case study of the complexities of maintaining standards for the housing and treatment of troubled and delinquent youngsters. The Rite of Passage case is further complicated by jurisdictional questions because the program is located on an Indian reservation.


Death: Death of 16 Year-Old Paul Choy of Asphyxiation due to Improper Restraint at this program in 1992.  Source:


 Last Updated: September 2nd, 2011

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