Juvenile Justice Different Training Facility Groundbreaking
WAXAHACHIE – Final Friday Ellis County’s new Juvenile Justice Different Training facility groundbreaking befell in Waxahachie.
Among the many college ISDs in attendance was Midlothian ISD Assistant Superintendent Kay Lynn Day.
Day, together with Italy and Ennis ISD Superintendents spoke briefly on the groundbreaking, which was helmed by Ellis County Choose Todd Little.
“We’re excited concerning the partnership with the county and the Ellis county college districts,” Day mentioned after the occasion.
Others in attendance included Ellis County Judge Bob Carroll, Ellis County Commissioner Lane Grayson, regulation enforcement personnel together with Ellis County Sheriff Brad Norman, and extra metropolis staff and visitors.
Any county in Texas over 120,000 is required by the state to implement a JJAEP program. Presently, if an individual is just not the age of 18 and commits a misdemeanor or felony offense they are often put in jail. When this facility is full, these underneath the age of 18 will go into the juvenile justice different detention program as an alternative.
“Ellis County had a selected exemption that since we aren’t 180,000 we have been exempted from offering a JJAEP and that occurred again in 2001, however we’re totally anticipating that come October after we get the census outcomes we’re going to be properly over 180,000,” Little mentioned. “So two years in the past we started this planning process for the JJAEP program.”
Administrator Darrin Robinson
On the groundbreaking, Little launched the incoming JJAEP Administrator Darrin Robinson.
Robinson, who graduated from Ennis Excessive College with honors and graduated from UTA has been at this sort of work for the previous 16 years and commenced with Baby Protecting Companies.
He mentioned he believes that is the place for him as a result of he understands these youngsters from private expertise.
“No matter cause God put his hand on my life and I’ve by no means been incarcerated earlier than,” Robinson mentioned. “I do know the trauma, I do know the tragedy and I do know what households undergo and what dad and mom undergo with no understanding of methods to assist.”
This facility is the primary juvenile justice program within the county. Robinson will function just like the superintendent of a college and there might be a capability of 48 college students and two-and-a-half lecturers.
The ability will open its doorways in September.
“We have now labored on this mission for 3 years to function a further useful resource,” Day concluded.