CARRICK (KDKA)- The operating license for the Circle C Youth center in Carrick has been revoked.

The state Department of Human Services revoked the license, pointing to a series of violations, including failure to report incidents, incomplete or inaccurate health and safety assessments and not identifying or arranging appropriate medical care for acute or chronic conditions of children.

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According to the Post-Gazette, the letter from human services department did not specifically refer to the Jan. 13 death of Nicholas Grant at the home on Carrick Avenue. The 16-year-old was beaten by two other teens living at the youth home. The report made it clear that Grant’s death did play a significant role in revoking the home’s license.

Yusif Shepard, 15, and Malik Crosby, 16, have been charged with Grant’s murder. Police say the teenagers used a vacuum cleaner to beat Grant and they also choked him. Both have been charged as adults.

Another incident happened at the youth home back in May of 2014. Jaymar Gilbert, a 36-year-old counselor at the home, was charged with grabbing a teenager by the head and tossing him down a flight of stairs outside the home.

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In March, the family of several teenagers at the home sued Circle C, claiming that officials were negligent in their hiring of Gilbert.

Hollie Geitner, a board member with Circle C, told the Post-Gazette that the Allegheny County Department of Human Services has decided not to renew its contract with Circle C.  That contract expires on June 30.

On May 6, the Circle C board voted to shut down the agency. According to Geitner, everything will be closed by the end of May.

Circle C also runs group homes for juveniles in Bellevue and the North Side. Those homes will close as well.

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