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Dougherty Commission will counsel young offenders

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty  County Commissioners gave the go ahead to reinstate the Juvenile Justice grant Monday.

That allows counseling for kids that are not at risk or a threat to the community instead of locking them up in the Regional Youth Detention Center.

The counselors go to the child's home and work with the entire family at a cost of about $46.00, verses the $225.00 it costs to keep them in the detention center.

Dougherty County is one of ten counties in the state that's receiving the funds.

Monday, judge Richard Brooker came before the commission to talk about the program.

Last year they were able to help 47 young people and hope to help more this year.

 

 

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