M.O. Juvenile Center To Close Next Year

BOLIVAR, M.O. — The 30th Circuit Juvenile Detention Center in Bolivar will close no later than Jan. 1, 2012, the Supreme Court of Missouri announced recently.

Five other detention centers in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, Sedalia, Union and Warrensburg will also close as part of a plan approved by the Missouri Circuit Court Budget Committee.

The facilities serve an average of four or fewer juveniles each, or a cumulative average daily total of 18 juveniles, and employ a total of 63.775 full-time equivalent positions, according to reports.

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Cayman Islands To Get New Junvenile Center

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands — A site adjacent to Fairbanks Women’s Prison will be the home of the proposed Cayman Islands youth offenders facility.

The site is currently home to the last remaining trailers in George Town, housing people displaced by Hurricane Ivan. However, the government is refurbishing the Lyndhurst Apartments, where it says the trailer residents will be moved to make way for the new juvenile facility. Although mandated in the new constitution, Community Affairs Minister Mike Adam said there was a pressing need for the unit.

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Federal Report Calls for Juvenile Justice Reforms

WASHINGTON — The Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice released its annual report calling for various reforms to the juvenile justice system in the United States. 
The FACJJ Annual Report 2010 is distributed to members of congress and the executive branch providing recommendations as to the federal government’s role in the juvenile justice system, which falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, which oversees the committee.

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Calif. Juvenile Correctional Facility to Close

IONE, Calif. — The 116-year-old Preston Youth Correctional Facility in Ione will be closed next June as a cost-cutting measure that will save the state $30 million a year in operating costs, according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports.

The majority of its 224 inmates will be relocated to Stockton. The closure is also necessary as more youth offenders are being housed in county facilities.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Bill Sessa said the

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