JUVENILE HOME: Three Youths Still Remain
Authorities say only three youths are still living at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo.
The 18 others have been moved to other facilities in Iowa.
Authorities have been working to find new placements for the youths since early December. That’s when state officials announced the home would close.
The decision came from a task force created by Gov. Terry Branstad following reports that the juveniles were being kept in isolation units for long periods of time.
Over 90 employees have been told their last day is January 16th.
A lawsuit has been filed by some Iowa lawmakers and the AFSCME Iowa Council 61 president to stop the closure but a judge has yet to rule in the case.