Bethany Children’s Home today issued the following statement in regard to the media coverage of the recent ruling in a legal case involving our facility:

We were very pleased that the Superior Court issued a thorough and unanimous decision in favor of Bethany Children’s Home, validating our efforts to ensure the safety of the children in our care.

As a licensed congregate care provider and recipient of the Gold Seal of Approval for Residential Behavioral Care from the Joint Commission, we take our responsibility of safety very seriously. We strive to always exceed the mandated standard of care.

As gratified as we are by the Court’s ruling, we remain, to this day, heartbroken over this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Carley Long, as well as to the caregivers in our community who were so devastated by her death.