Task Force Created to Address Juvenile Home

Governor Terry Branstad has signed an executive order designed to improve the care of children at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. The home has come under criticism for its use of physical restraints and isolation rooms. Branstad's order, signed Tuesday, also establishes a five-member task force charged with recommending additional improvements and assisting in implementation. The group is to recommend a plan for eliminating seclusion rooms and transferring the home's education plan to management by the local area education agency. The task force report is due Oct. 15

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Locations : Toledo
People : Terry Branstad