Wis. commission approves grant funds for youth prisons

The funds can be used to expand or update juvenile facilities


MADISON, Wis. — The state’s Building Commission approved $348.1 million in projects across the state, including grand funds for Secure Residential Care Centers for Children and Youth (SRCCCY).

According to the Department of Corrections, Brown, Dane, Milwaukee, and Racine Counties have applied for the grants. In Dane County, their application states they will use the funds to expand the current Juvenile Detention facility to “co-locate with a SRCC that would contain 18-23 beds for males and 5-6 beds for girls placed under correctional orders.”

“These facilities will enable youth to receive trauma-informed, evidence-based resources, while bringing the youth at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools closer to home,” said Gov. Evers.

Full story: Building Commission approves projects, grant funds for youth prison alternatives

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