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FFLIC Pushes for smaller, regional detention facilities

By January 3, 2011June 26th, 2021No Comments

FFLIC parent, Charmaine Washington, shares with WAFB why Jetson Center for Youth needed to be shut down. Her son was moved from a regional detention center to a larger prison like correctional treatment model at for Jetson for his non-violent offenses and was not able to earn his diploma.

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In 2009 the OJJ downsized Jetson Center for Youth, retain the name, and transform a portion of the property into a small, regional facility, which is making strides to function as a therapeutic model.