County Gov. dealing with details of detaining youthful offenders
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 1, 2018
County Manager Jay Gsell appeared on WBTA’s Main and Center program this morning where he spoke about the County’s responsibility to house newly classified youthful offenders in a separate detention facility following legislation passed last year that raised the age of juvenile defenders to 18.
Gsell said that the state expects counties to begin building such detention facilities by October of this year.
He said state regulations on such facilities are still not in place and building a new detention center within the time frame is not realistic.
Gsell said officials from the GLOW region are already discussing using existing sites as shared facilities to house the handful of youthful offenders arrested every year.