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Greenville Juvenile Detention Facility Opens

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Greenville Co. opens new juvenile detention facilty Greenville Co. opens new juvenile detention facilty
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -

A $1.9 million juvenile detention facility opens Friday in Greenville County. The facility is made to house arrested youth until they are adjudicated. Once they are adjudicated they are taken to the juvenile facility in Columbia.  Previously, Greenville County could only keep the kids for 48 hours before transporting them to Columbia. The facility can house over 40 arrested youth.    

Teachers from Greenville County will be on staff to make sure kids are keeping on track with their school work. Currently, Greenville County is the only county that can use the facility, but they hope to work with surrounding counties in the future.    

The Greenville department of public safety say they currently arrest anywhere between 5 to 15 juveniles on average per week. The building will also house an assessment center where counselors will be on staff to help at-risk youth in the community. The department of social services and mental health will have representatives there as well.    

The Greenville County department of public safety says this will save tax payers money because of the significant decrease in trips the deputies will take to transport juveniles back and forth to Columbia.

The ribbon cutting for the new facility is Friday at 11 am.

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