Dodge County Board Approves Resolution To Place Juvenile Offenders In 72-Hour Sanction

(Juneau) The Dodge County Board approved a resolution at their meeting this week that gives health officials another tool to treat troubled youth. The decision by the board allows the county to place juveniles in a secure detention for a 72-hour sanction. Human Services Department Director Rebecca Bell says if a juvenile offender violates an order or behaves outside pre-established guidelines they can be placed in a facility if it is deemed appropriate. She says a 72-hour hold is a state requirement that needed a resolution approved by the board in order to place a child in sanction. Bell says the county has never had to utilize this method before and added that it would be used sparingly. The county would house the juvenile’s in facilities in Washington and Outagamie Counties at a daily rate.