Thursday, July 30, 2009

Beaver County To Close Juvenile Center

Beaver County is closing its juvenile detention center because of the costs to the county to operate the facility. Currently the county budgets $2.1 million annually for the centers operations. Before making the decision to close the facility the county had explored renovating the building but decided that it was cost prohibitive. Children being housed in the facility will be sent to Steubenville, Ohio. The children who are in the facility because of the need for safe shelter will be sent to three Pennsylvania based facilities. Employees of the center who are facing termination will be given a severance package and the county's junior probation officers will move into office space at the county courthouse.

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