Addiction Clinic to End Contract with State Amid Scandal - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Addiction Clinic to End Contract with State Amid Scandal

Posted:
Rebecca Adams, 30, Dover (Photo: Dover Police Department) Rebecca Adams, 30, Dover (Photo: Dover Police Department)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP/WBOC)- A Delaware substance abuse clinic is terminating its contract with the state to provide substance abuse treatment after facing a civil lawsuit over its response to a drug counselor’s alleged sexual abuse of a minor patient.
    
Crossroads of Delaware president Alberta Crowley alerted state officials Wednesday of the company's intent to end its contract. Crowley says Crossroads will still provide substance abuse services, but the treatment will not be funded by the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services.
    
The clinic is facing a civil lawsuit after authorities say Crossroads counselor Rebecca Adams, 30, of Dover, sexually abused a 16-year-old patient during a three-month period between June 1 and Aug. 15. The lawsuit says the clinic knew or should have known there were "causes for concern" about Adams' relationship with the patient.
    
Crowley defended the company and says she would never condone abusive behavior.
    

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Worcester County Cooling Stations Opening

    Worcester County Cooling Stations Opening

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:50:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:50:47 GMT
    Worcester County Emergency Service officials are advising people to use caution this week as extreme temperatures come across Delmarva.More
    Worcester County Emergency Service officials are advising people to use caution this week as extreme temperatures come across Delmarva.More
  • Delaware Woman Arrested for Dorchester County Stabbing

    Delaware Woman Arrested for Dorchester County Stabbing

    07/20/2017 15:30:00 -04:002017-07-20 19:30:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:30:50 GMT
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)
    A Delaware woman has been arrested in connection with a Dorchester County stabbing, according to Maryland State Police.More
    A Delaware woman has been arrested in connection with a Dorchester County stabbing, according to Maryland State Police.More
  • Drugs Found in Easton Car

    Drugs Found in Easton Car

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:25:27 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:25:27 GMT
    (Photo Credit: MGN Online)(Photo Credit: MGN Online)
    EASTON, Md- Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's office stopped a motor vehicle on Matthewstown Road near Mile Post Drive for moving violations. The driver was identified as Brandi Nicole Payne, 35 of Easton, MD. The K-9 was deployed to conduct an oMore
    On June 29, deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff's office with assistance from the Talbot County Narcotics Task Force and members of the Maryland State Police stopped a motor vehicle on Matthewstown Road for moving violations.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Cambridge Remembers 1967 Race Riot

    Cambridge Remembers 1967 Race Riot

     It's hard to believe Pine Street in Cambridge was once piled with burnt rock and debris.

    The Cambridge Race Riots of 1967 left 17 buildings destroyed and a community - scarred. Herschel Johnson was in his late twenties at the time and lived down the street.

    More

     It's hard to believe Pine Street in Cambridge was once piled with burnt rock and debris.

    The Cambridge Race Riots of 1967 left 17 buildings destroyed and a community - scarred. Herschel Johnson was in his late twenties at the time and lived down the street.

    More
  • Virginia Town Loses Fire Department

    Virginia Town Loses Fire Department

    The Accomack Board of Supervisors have voted, and with a 9-0 vote, decided to officially end the funding of the Onley Fire Department, meaning their doors are now closed to the public.

    More

    The Accomack Board of Supervisors have voted, and with a 9-0 vote, decided to officially end the funding of the Onley Fire Department, meaning their doors are now closed to the public.

    More
  • Crowds Line Up For Seafood At Tawes Clam Bake

    Crowds Line Up For Seafood At Tawes Clam Bake

    Lines started forming early Wednesday afternoon at the 41st Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield.  WBOC's Nicole Lauren spoke to some seafood lovers taking in the sun and good food.

    More

    Lines started forming early Wednesday afternoon at the 41st Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield.  WBOC's Nicole Lauren spoke to some seafood lovers taking in the sun and good food.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices