There is a DIRECT connection between rehabs (or falsely labeled 'sober living homes')
and danger to neighbors:
Neighbors of rehabs report being harassed verbally by rehab operators, inmates,
clients and staff. Verbal threats have included profanity. Neighbors have been
yelled at and called names. Since clients (criminals) are at these houses 24 hrs a
day, they can watch when neighbors go to work, return home, etc.. Neighbors of
rehab homes report an increase in crime, break-ins, vandalism, and trash
(including cigarette butts & syringes). Interestingly, overdoses by addicts IN
treatment seem to happen AFTER a neighbor's home is broken-into... Could it be
addicts are robbing neighboring houses and then 'scoring drugs'-- only to then
have an overdose in the rehab house? YES, that is what many neighbors of these
At least one neighbor of a rehab who actively criticized the rehab operator/city
approval- received a death threat posted on a local neighborhood website!
THREATS BY REHAB ATTORNEYS
Numerous neighbors trying to exercise their right to voice complaints about rehabs
in their city, have received threats from the bigtime LAWYERS of these rehab
profiteers. Citizens, residents and the public have a right to voice their concerns,
opinions and observations in a public forum, particularly when rehabs are up for
city permit approval or during a public hearing. The use of corporate BIG TIME
LAWYERS to try to scare and SILENCE public debate surrounding a city or
government issue is ILLEGAL. Read more about YOUR RIGHTS TO VOICE YOUR
CONCERNS -- YOU are protected by Anti-SLAPP legislaton in California, and
some other states.
ANTI-SLAPP: http://www.casp.net/ and
REHAB ADDICTS STAB NEIGHBORS
If a rehab fails to lock down knives, fails to provide required 24 hour staff supervision, fails to fix STATE REHAB LICENSING AGENCY & DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS
their broken alarm system which would keep addicts IN the rehab a night & even fails to call
police when 4 addicts escape-- the rehab is NOT responsible for the stabbing of two people.
Rehabs do NOT owe a duty to their neighbors to exercise reasonable care to control the
wrongful conduct of their addicts (residents) EVEN IF THEY ARE 'CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLIENTS
or inmates from the Dept. of Corrections. Rehabs do NOT owe a duty to the public.
Why? Because OF A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN REHABS AND THE CALIF.
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS!!!! Read details of this shocking conclusion by the Calif.
Court of Appeals on August 29, 2007. Click Here to Read the Court Case.
The Calif. Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Programs (ADP) licenses these resident properties AND
works together with the Dept of Corrections to use residential facilities to place convicts and
felons as a condition of parole and under court order. These facilities are being used by ADP
and Dept. of Corrections as an alternative to jail/prison!
"The Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) has supported the development of drug
courts in California since 1998. ADP, in alliance with the numerous drug courts throughout the
State is committed to the concept that alcohol and services and treatment are preferable to
incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders."
ONE MILLION DAYS OF 'PRISON TIME' SAVED
ADP WANTS FELONS and PAROLE addicts in Our Neighborhoods to SAVE money on Prison?
The state of California WANTS these addicts WITH FELONY CONVICTIONS & ON PAROLE in
our neighborhoods to SAVE money on prison/jail time! The state agency licensing these 'rehab
homes-businesses' in residential neighborhoods is Calif. Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP) in
Sacramento. This SAME AGENCY manages and disperses MILLIONS annually to get treatment
for convicted FELONS in communities & residential neighborhoods. READ ADP's Annual
Report. They are so very proud that over 7,000 'adult FELONS' were placed in these 'community
court programs' (in only 18 months!) & have avoided prison or other incarceration. Page 9 cites
over a million days of PRISON were avoided by placing these FELONS in our neighborhoods!
Full ADP Report to the CA Legislature online:
CALIF. ANNOUNCES THE PLACEMENT OF 'MORE' CRIMINALS IN LOCAL
The Orange County Register's May 7, 2007 editorial discusses the placement of more criminals
in residentially-based facilities in neighborhoods near you?
LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTS MORE RECOMMENDATIONS TO USE
'REHAB HOUSES' INSTEAD OF PRISON
The Los Angeles Times July 24, 2007 reports, "The [inmates'] lawyers suggested that instead of
releasing thousands of prisoners, state officials could use ... residential drug treatment
programs to divert low-risk convicts and parole violators from prison."
REHAB EMPLOYEE COMMITS BANK ROBBERY!!
Want to learn more? Follow the MONEY! And it is our tax dollars being spent on
convicted felons, and those felons are placed in homes next to us? Yes, the
rehab profiteers are cashing in, with public money! And our safety and
residential neighborhoods are being compromised.