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DJS: 175 juveniles released from their detained and committed youth population

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Posted at 11:02 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 23:02:11-04

Department of Juvenile Services says there has been 175 juveniles released from their detained and committed youth population.

Officials say DJS is continuing to review the juvenile detention and committed populations to identify youth that may be safely managed in the community as the pandemic continues.

"In evaluating whether to recommend community supervision, DJS considers factors specific to each youth, including their medical history, the availability of family or other support systems in the community, and ultimately public safety," officials said. "The courts make the decision on whether to release a youth, and DJS strives to ensure the court has a comprehensive overview of a youth’s circumstances, risk level, and the Department's continued ability to supervise youth successfully in the community during this crisis.