Troubled Youth Center Closing, Agency In Charge Shutting Down

CBS Pittsburgh

CARRICK (KDKA)- The operating license for the Circle C Youth center in Carrick has been revoked.

The state Department of Human Services revoked the license, pointing to a series of violations, including failure to report incidents, incomplete or inaccurate health and safety assessments and not identifying or arranging appropriate medical care for acute or chronic conditions of children.

According to the Post-Gazette, the letter from human services department did not specifically refer to the Jan. 13 death of Nicholas Grant at the home on Carrick Avenue. The 16-year-old was beaten by two other teens living at the youth home. The report made it clear that Grant’s death did play a significant role in revoking the home’s license.

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Yusif Shepard, 15, and Malik Crosby, 16, have been charged with Grant’s murder. Police say the teenagers used a vacuum cleaner to beat Grant and they also…

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