Today we learned of the medical examiner’s finding that the young man who tragically died in our Residential Treatment Facility on October 13, 2016 died as a result of asphyxiation.

Everyone at Wordsworth Academy is deeply saddened by the loss of this young man and the medical examiner’s finding underscores the tragic nature of this situation. Our thoughts continue to be with his family and friends during this difficult time. For our part, Wordsworth will continue to cooperate fully with all state and local agencies and regulators.

Wordsworth’s Board of Directors and Executive Management have undertaken steps to improve the processes at Wordsworth to advance our services to children, including the arrival of a new CEO Diana Ramsay, and we all remain fully committed to ensuring that Wordsworth continues to do what is at the core of our vital mission – to transform children’s lives in positive and meaningful ways.

Signed,

Thomas V. Johnson
Chairman of the Board of Directors