Youth Courts Looking Toward Future
The Harrison County Youth courts are eyeing a big development in the future.
Members of the youth court came before county supervisors this morning with two proposals
The first, current state budget cuts caused the Harrison County youth courts to lose funding for ankle monitors.
Starting at the end of February all juveniles started being detained.
Pending supervisor approval, Mississippi Security Police agreed to cover the over 49-thousand dollar cost in their current budget.
The second, a request for the board to begin fielding estimates for a new detention center.
“For many years, Services for children had been in Gulfport, while children had been detained in Biloxi. So we have moved. It was a real undertaking, but it’s been successful. And we’re ready to go to the next step which is to get the cost of what a new detention facility would be.”
– Judge Margaret Alfonso Cindy Alexander
While no new facility is currently in the works, the estimates will give court officials an idea of how much a new center will cost.
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