DHHS follows up after incident at youth services center urges police to respond

DHHS follows up after incident at youth services center urges police to respond



TOO MUCH FOR STAFF TO HANDLE. SEVERAL YOUNG PEOPLE BECAME DISTURBED AND DEREGULATED AT ALMOST THE SAME TIME. SO WE, THE STAFF ON SITE AT THIS TIME, FEEL THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE WAS RIGHT TO DO. STATE AND LOCAL POLICE RESPOND TO THREE SEPARATE INCIDENTS AT SUNUNU YOUTH SERVICE CENTER TUESDAY NIGHT. 13 RESIDENTS AND 15 EMPLOYEES ARE INSIDE AT THIS TIME. STATE OFFICIALS TOLD THE NEWS NINE A RESIDENT WAS WRONG, STARTED DAMAGING PROPERTY AND BECAME A RIPPLE EFFECT THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. SO EVEN IF YOU HAVE MORE STAFF AND HAVE KIDS, WHAT YOU END UP TO HAVE IS A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE SPLIT REALLY THIN. THERE WERE A FEW MINOR INJURIES, BUT OFFICIALS SAY MOSTLY EVERYONE IS WELL. PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORMER RESIDENTS HAVE SUED THE STATE AND 11 FORMER EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH ABUSE OR SEXUAL ASSAULT. SOME BACK TO THE 1960s. THE STATE CREATED. $100 MILLION SETTLEMENT FUND FOR VICTIMS. BUT THE LAWYERS HAD CONCERNS ABOUT THE STRUCTURE OF. NOW SEVERAL PARTIES, INCLUDING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE, ARE WORKING TO INCORPORATE IMPROVEMENTS AND ARE AGAIN PRESENTED AT A COMMITTEE. THE FACILITY SHOULD ALSO CLOSE IN MARCH, BUT ROBSON SAYS THEY STILL WAIT FOR LEGISLATIVES TO ADJUST DETAILS. HE SAYS THEIR HOPE IS TO BUILD A SMALLER WHICH PROMOTES A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE. WE THINK THIS WILL REALLY HELP THE YOUTH PROGRAMME, HELP US BETTER RESPOND TO THEIR NEEDS. AND OFFICIALS WILL VISIT THE FACILITY TOMORROW TO REVIEW THE TAPE AND TO DEBRIEF WITH STAFF TO SEE WHAT POTENTIAL CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE.

DHHS follows up after incident at youth services center urges police to respond

State officials said residents were distraught and the situation had escalated, resulting in property damage at the facility.

State officials said residents were distraught and the situation had escalated, resulting in property damage at the facility.

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