180 Recon or One Eighty Recon is an in-home boot camp styled behavior modification program. Their office at the present time is located in Los Angeles. The location of the boot camp itself has not been established.
The target group is youth aged between 9 and 17.
The program starts with 3 day boot camp. According to testimonies the staff collects the youth from the home with parental permission - even in handcuffs when deemed necessary by the staff <ref name=chn/>.
Then youth return home, the program services the parents with:
- School Visits and month checkup of the grades
- Home Visit
- Random drug testing
- Monthy Camp visits
In the media[redigér]
- Parents are in the process of making a lawsuit against the program after their teenagers returned from the boot camp in need of hospital treatment <ref name="chn">Mothers Say Boy Scout 'Boot Camp' Subjected Kids to Litany of Abuses, By IULIA FILIP AND MATTHEW HELLER, Court House News, June 28, 2011</ref>
- Two employees were arrested March 2013 based on charges of abuse <ref>Edgar Alvarado, Ruben Romero Arrested For Allegedly Abusing Teens At Boot Camp (VIDEO), The huffington Post, March 24 2013</ref>
- Info: Homepage of the program
- Info: Two instructors at camp for troubled teens arrested for physical and sexual assault, The Daily Mail, March 14 - 2013
- Forum: Courthouse News/ Boy Scout Boot Camp Abuses!, a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora