JUVENILE HOME: Senate Approves Bill For New Facility

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A bill that could create a new state juvenile home is moving forward at the statehouse.

A Senate committee approved the bill that could create a new facility to replace the now closed Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo.

Governor Branstad closed down the juvenile home earlier in the year after large cases of neglect on the caregivers part failed to improve.  Branstad’s closing of the home has been challenged.

Governor Branstad has said earlier that he would rather find new ways for existing facilities to take care of troubled teens instead of opening up a new home.