Thursday Open House Scheduled at Western Area Multipurpose Juvenile Crisis and Assessment Center

ASHEVILLE

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice will host an open house at the Western Area Multipurpose Juvenile Crisis and Assessment Center in Asheville. This nine-bed center, operated as a state and private partnership with the Methodist Home for Children, will provide crisis intervention, assessment and service planning for adjudicated youth who require a temporary out-of-home placement to stabilize their behaviors. Four of the nine beds will serve secure-custody youth. The goal of this project is to develop an effective plan of care, reduce further court involvement, promote stronger families and to assure safer communities.

This center, which will begin serving juveniles from the Western area in mid-September, is located in the former Buncombe Juvenile Detention Center, which was renovated to meet the specific needs of this project.

WHEN:

Thursday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.

WHO:

Commissioner W. David Guice, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice; William Lassiter, Deputy Commissioner - Juvenile Justice; Rev. Bruce E. Stanley, President/CEO, Methodist Home for Children Inc.

WHERE:

20 Lees Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28806 (Former Buncombe Juvenile Detention Center)

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