Contractors have been working to erect an anti-climb fence around the perimeter of the Mansfield Juvenile Treatment Center.
As of August 1, Michael Crump, Director of the Division of Youth Services, said they had the poles in the ground and that, “installation was going
In addition to the fencing project, private contractor Youth Opportunity Investments, implemented protocols with their staff to prevent AWOLs. Furthermore, according to Smith, locks have been installed on the cottages.
“We have spoken with our treatment team, who handles the placement of children, and reinforced that no youth that has a history of running,
Smith’s statement comes in response t
DHS and YOI have been working diligently to address concerns from local officials. Admittedly, they assumed most of the added security measures would have been completed before the July 1 takeover. However, these past few week’s have proven to be productive, and there have not been any recent escapes from the facility.