A Queens group home worker was arrested for allegedly beating a teen resident.
Tanasha Brown worked as a community sociotherapist at The Children’s Village, a group home in Flushing.
Brown, of the Bronx, allegedly punched the unidentified resident in the face and threatened to kill him. She obtained a knife before being stopped by another staff member, according to the state Justice Center.
The Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs conducted the investigation. Brown has been fired, arrested and charged with assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment.
The Children’s Village has various locations citywide. It works in partnership with families to help children develop the skills needed to succeed as an adult. Programs include shelters and street outreach for homeless and immigrant youth, foster and adoptive homes, community centers and a range of family support services.
A spokesperson from The Children’s Village said it has fully cooperated with the Justice Center to address this “unfortunate incident.”
“We take all allegations of altercations with staff very seriously and strive to ensure that all young people in our care are treated with respect and are provided a safe and supportive environment,” said the spokesperson.
The Flushing location did not wish to comment on the incident.