Iowa Senate Renews Effort to Reopen Juvenile Home
The Iowa Senate has renewed its effort to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home, with a budget amendment designed to re-establish and improve programming at the Toledo facility. Lawmakers voted 26-22 Monday to approve the budget bill. It now returns to the House, where a similar amendment was rejected last week. The proposal attempts to reopen and revamp services at the home, which was closed Jan. 15 by Governor Terry Branstad following allegations that delinquent girls were being mistreated.