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The state Youth Services Division has stopped sending youths to an Independence County juvenile detention center after a state investigator found the lockup violated state standards by using restraints and 23-hour lockdown as punishment, a division spokesman said Wednesday.

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Print Headline: No state kids, 2nd lockup told

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  • Kjasa
    January 1, 2015 at 7:46 p.m.

    A child who is put on a 24 hour lock down on a Friday, stays on lock down until Monday at that facility.
    No DYS child should ever be housed in any detention facility. Children sent to DYS are sent so they can get some special long term rehabilitative services. The law allows a judge to send a child to detention for up to 90 days. However, DYS allows kids, who have been sent to them to receive services, to sit in a detention facility in excess of 90 days. They actually move them from one facility to another to make it more difficult to track what they are doing. Once they were caught doing this and a contempt motion was filed. Yes, DYS was held in contempt of court. DYS is in existence to provide special services to children sent to DYS and NO special services are received by DYS kids while they are in detention. No child sent to DYS should ever be in any detention facility. I wonder if the Jefferson County and Garland County detention facilities are over crowded now with kids sleeping in the pods. Any idea how many FINS kids are being educated in the same class as the DYS kids?

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