Treatment Abuse, Behavior Modification, Thought Reform => Vision Quest => Topic started by: Anonymous on April 09, 2007, 09:19:02 PM

Title: Does VQ Even do Background Checks on it's Employees????
Post by: Anonymous on April 09, 2007, 09:19:02 PM
VisionQuest management in Arizona seems blithely unaware or unconcerned about quite a lot that goes on in and around the vicinity of their Elfrida facility. Id like a member of the media to pose these questions to Mark Contento, executive vice president of the Tucson-based VisionQuest National Ltd.:

One of your teachers at the Elfrida compound, Edward Acuna of Tucson, Arizona, has a lengthy record of criminal arrests, including charges filed for assault/resisting arrest, criminal damage, threats/intimidation and endangerment.  These arrests are a matter of public record easily discovered by searching ( and ... rch.asp?id ( In one case, the charges were expunged as part of a deal after a lengthy probation, during which time Mr. Acuna was ordered to undergo mental health counseling and to abstain from alcohol. Mr. Acuna had a later Extreme DUI conviction, and yet continues to drink.

Was a thorough background investigation ever conducted on this individual before he was hired to work on a daily basis around at-risk youth? If not is it or isnt it your policy to investigate employees? If so do you honestly feel it appropriate to have someone with such a questionable and unstable background mentoring troubled teenagers?