Kudos on quick action on YRTC issues

Congratulations to the state Department of Health and Human Services for coming up with a quick interim solution to problems plaguing the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Geneva.

Kudos for proposing something, which, on its face, appears to be more than a Band-Aid. Here’s hoping that all involved: the youth; their parents; the juvenile justice system and its watchdogs; and any naysayers will be pleasantly surprised as this plays out.

In August, a group of state senators responded to complaints and toured the Geneva facility. The girls there were immediately moved to the Kearney facility, which was established in 1881. It was the first time in years that boys and girls were together at the staterun, campus style correctional and rehabilitation facility.

 

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