Cedar Ridge Academy: Battling Against Sexual Abuse



Throughout our nation, there has been a rapid increase of sexual abuse taking place in our schools. Many schools are vamping up their safety regulations, trying to combat this new epidemic. Cedar Ridge Academy is one of those schools leading the way with improved safety policies and procedures. A therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens, Cedar Ridge Academy understands that protecting its students is the number one priority. If you have any questions, they would be glad to answer them at 866-471-6629.

Unfortunate Incident at Cedar Ridge Academy Explained

Cedar Ridge Academy has a background check policy in place that far exceeds the norm for most organizations. They not only perform an extensive background check before hiring an employee, but also perform this check every year as long as the employee stays with Cedar Ridge Academy. Unfortunately, even the most in-depth background checks cannot completely tell someone's story, which is what happened at Cedar Ridge Academy. In 2009, Geary Oakes, a former nurse at Cedar Ridge Academy, was charged with sexual abuse.

Cedar Ridge Academy immediately terminated his employment, preventing him from any more access to students. They then contacted the necessary authorities and had Oakes brought to justice. He is currently serving a twenty year sentence for his crimes, and will never be able to terrorize students again. Upon hiring Oakes, he had a clean criminal record, with nothing indicating that he could be a pedophile; and maintained this clean record throughout his employment with Cedar Ridge Academy. Everyone close to Oakes was completely shocked to hear of these accusations. Cedar Ridge Academy immediately revved up their safety policies, ensuring nothing like this would ever happen again.

Cedar Ridge Academy has New Safety Regulations to Guard Against Sexual Abuse

Cedar Ridge Academy's new safety policies and procedures not only far exceed the state's minimum requirements, but they are now also leader's in ensuring student safety. No staff member of any kind is allowed alone with any student at any time, for any reason. Cedar Ridge Academy places student safety above all else, and as a parent you can feel comfortable knowing your child will be protected if you send him or her to Cedar Ridge's therapeutic boarding school.


Behavioral Health


Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Education Consultants/Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

Focus on: (referral based)
Mental Health personnel
Educational Consultants

IOP patients

Addiction Treatment

Types: NTAAP - NAADAC - Foundations


Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
Celebrate Recovery

Sober Living/IOP:


Focus on:
Mental Health facilities

Mental Health

Types: APA

911/Emergency: immediate crisis

Stabilization: up to 28 days

Psych Stay: 1-2 months

Structured Living:


Focus on:
Guidance Counselors
Public Professionals