Rick Armon and Katie Byard
December 17, 2008
Summit County Children Services will remove all the children it placed at a treatment center in Parma where a teenage girl died last week.
The agency is relocating its children to other facilities, Children Services Executive Director John Saros said Tuesday.
He estimated that the county had 11 children at Parmadale Family Services.
”I have to sit down and talk with the leadership there and have some conversations about this,” he said. ”They’ve got to re-establish my confidence in the institution.”
Faith Finley, 17, who was in county custody, died Saturday afternoon at Parmadale after being restrained by two staff members. An investigation is continuing, and the Cuyahoga County coroner has not ruled on a cause of death.
Case workers from Summit County visited the center and the other local children Monday and reported no problems, Saros said. But as a necessary precaution, he said the children need to be removed pending the outcome of the investigation, he said.