Here's what we do know about lawsuits coming down from six different families here in the state of Idaho.

The Southwest Idaho Treatment Center which treats people with developmental delays and mental illness is based out of Nampa and they are the facility under fire.  They work in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare who is also being sued by these six families.

The specifics of the alleged abuse have not been released to the public yet but we do know they fall under the guidelines of cruelty, neglect, humiliation, and different forms of mistreatment.  We also know that at least some of these allegations date all the way back to 2017.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has stated that all allegations are being taken very seriously with a full investigation underway.  According to KTVB, the department has been in contact with the plaintiff's attorney and is hoping that the plaintiff's concerns can be resolved without going to court.  What that means exactly, I don't know because if serious abuse was going on in that facility I feel the public has a right to know so the last thing I want to see is someone burying the truth.

We'll keep you posted as more information is released.

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