DAVIS, CA - A Davis group home for youth diagnosed with psychiatric conditions is suspending its residential services.
EMQ FamiliesFirst has been under scrutiny by the state and local agencies for an alleged sexual assault on a girl at the home committed by two boys who lived there, as well as other issues.
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Forty-two staff members in the residential treatment program and the non-public school are being laid off at the Fifth Street facility. Agency spokesperson Kristine Austin says there are currently no children in the residential program.
The move follows an early round of layoffs in late July.
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Austin affirmed the mental day health and wraparound services were continuing, as is the crisis nursery.
EMQ FamiliesFirst had its license revoked by the California Department of Social Services in June in the wake of its and local investigations. EMQ FamiliesFirst has appealed the revocation order.