Video: State-of-the-art facility offers safety, security, medical services in one building

rtIT WILL PROVIDE SAFETY AND SECURITY AND OFFER MEDICAL AND OTHER SERVICE ArtLL IN ONE BUILDING. BARRY: THIS NEW FACILITY IS FOR JUVENILES CHARGED AS ADULTS WITH SERIOUS CRIMES INCLUDING MURDER AND RAPE. >> THIS HOrtUSING UNIT HAS THE ABILITY TO HOUSE 10 JUVENILE FEMALES AND 10 SENTENCED FEMALES. BARRY: WARDEN KATHY LANDERKIN LEADING THE TOUR OF THE NEW $35 MILLION YOUTH DETENTION CENTER LOCATED IN THE 900 BLOCK OFrt GREENMOUNT AVENUE IN BALTIMORE. IT’S DESIGNED FOLLOWING A MANDATE OF MAINTAINING SIGHT AND SOUND SEPARATION FROM ADULT OFFENDERS. >> WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE rt OUTCOMES AND WE ONLY HAVE THEM FOR SHORT TIME AND IF WE CAN HAVE THEM GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL, GET THEM INVOLVED IN OTHER SERVICES, LEARN HOW TO WORK A COMPUTER WHEN THEY GOrt HOME, AND MANY OF THEM GO HOME, THEY WILL BE A MORE PRODUCTIVE CITIZEN WHEN THEY LEAVE HERE.rt BARRY: CORRECTIONS STAFF VOLUNTEERED TO WORK AT THE NEW FACILITY AND HAD TO UNDERGO SPECIAL TRAINING. >> AND BE A WHOLE LOrtT MO SUBTLE WITH CHILDREN INTO ACTUALLY TrtALKING THEM THROUGH THINGS AND HELPING THEM OUT. BARRY THE FACILITY CAN HOLD UP : TO 60 JUVENILES MALE AND FEMALE CHARGED AS ADULTS. WITHIN THE BUILDING ISrt CAFETERIA, AREAS FOR DENTAL CARE, ROOMS FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT, AND SUICIDE OBSERVATION ALL MONITORED BY NURSES. >> THEY HAVE REDUCEDrt MATERIALS IN THE CELLS, LESS OPPORTUNITY TO SELF INJURE IN THOSE ROOMS. BARRY: A SCHOOL IS ALSO HERE, THE EAGER STREET ACADEMY RUN BYrt BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO AVOID A STIGMA JUVENILES CAN GET THEIR DIPLOMAS FROM THEIR HOME HIGH SCHOOLS. FROM THE COLORS THROUGHOUT THE rtBUILDING, SKY LIGHTS IN THE CEILING, THIS GYM FOR RECREATION AND PLENTY OF FAMILY INTERACTION THE MISSION ACCORDING TO THE WARDEN IS TURNING AROUND THE LIVES OF TROUBLED JUVENILES.rt >> IT CAN BE STRESSFUL FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES TO GO THROUGH THIS SO IF IT DOESN’T HAVE TO FEEL LIKE A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY THAT CAN REDUCE THEIR STRESS. rt BARRY PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS : HOPE TO MOVE JUVENILE OFFENDERS CHARGED AS ADULTS INTO THIS FACILITY WITHIN 30 TO 45 DAYS.rt

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