Dunn County Board discusses juvenile detention facilities

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  A bill recently passed by the Wisconsin Assembly would require counties to provide for juvenile detention.

Under the bill passed by the Assembly, AB953, the state would shut down the Lincoln Hills School for boys and the Copper Lake School for girls and would make it the responsibility of counties to contract out for juvenile detention or build their own facilities to house juvenile offenders, said Steve Rasmussen, county board supervisor from Boyceville and chair of the Dunn County Board, at the February 21 meeting.

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