Iowa Juvenile Home to Close

Iowa officials are finding new treatment facilities for the 21 young people currently living at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. The Department of Human Services announced the plan Monday, which was based off recommendations by Governor Terry Branstad.  The residents, all girls with behavioral problems, will be moved in the next few weeks, either to other state institutions or to private providers. In addition, the 93 staffers at the home have received layoff notices. An investigation by The Des Moines Register has led to major changes at the home, including limits on its once-widespread use of seclusion cells.

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Locations : IowaToledo
People : Terry Branstad