XENIA — Clinton County will pay for bed spaces in the Greene County Juvenile Detention Center in 2016. Greene County Commissioners approved an agreement for two such beds Thursday after Clinton County Commissioners approved the agreement last month.
Clinton County will pay about $80 per day per bed up to $75,000 in 2016 for the beds and other services associated with detaining the youths. Clinton County could request to increase or decrease the number of beds it uses, per the contract signed by both parties.
According to Greene County Juvenile Detention Center Director James Voskuhl, the center’s average population was a little more than 19 kids in the last year out of 24 available spots. With the space available, Voskuhl agreed that the contract was a win-win for both counties.
On the possibility of Clinton County increasing the number of youths it would send to the Greene County facility, Voskuhl said, “We’re gonna kinda gauge that on a case by case basis kinda depending on what our population is. Obviously we want to serve the youth of Greene County first and foremost.”
“I think it’s a good opportunity for us to help Clinton County,” Greene County Commissioner Alan Anderson said. “It helps our court facilities as well.”
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