Scioto Juvenile Detention Facility Set To Close

Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility set to close.(Photo: ohio.gov)
Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility set to close.(Photo: ohio.gov)

Ohio is closing another juvenile correctional facility as the number of youths sentenced to time in the state detention system continues to fall.

The closing of Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility in Delaware in central Ohio will leave the state with just three juvenile detention facilities.

The Department of Youth Services said Thursday the center, with a $28 million budget, houses only 38 youths. The state houses a total of 525 juveniles, down 160 from just two years ago.

Department spokeswoman Kim Parsell says Scioto’s 247 employees will be offered jobs within Youth Services.

Ohio has closed several juvenile detention facilities in recent years as more and more youths going through the court system are held in locally run centers in an effort to keep them closer to home.

Comments
  • Glenita Nutter

    Thats why they are in group homes in neighborhoods with freedom to run about and harm innocent people, buy closing in the facilities is not a good choice. There’s going To be more juveniles out committing crime running back to the group homes. Less juveniles will be indicted for there crimes.
    Clossing juvenile facilities is not the answer, the community is really in trouble they really just don’t know how much.