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Number of assaults jump at Victor Cullen Center - The Frederick News-Post : Crime And Justice

Number of assaults jump at Victor Cullen Center

But progress cited at Victor Cullen Center

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Posted: Saturday, February 22, 2014 2:00 am

A high-security juvenile facility in Frederick County saw a 23 percent increase in assaults in 2013, according to annual report released by the state this week.

Assaults, fights, restraints and seclusion remain high at the Victor Cullen Center in Sabillasville, according to the report issued by the Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit of Maryland's Office of the Attorney General. 

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6 comments:

  • Kylenian posted at 1:42 am on Tue, Feb 25, 2014.

    Kylenian Posts: 1

    Addressing the individual needs of the kids? What a great idea! Shocked no one thought of it sooner... Oh wait, it's not true. These kids go wherever a bed opens up with absolutely no regard for their histories, circumstances, mental health, or educational needs. The juvenile justice system in Maryland is terribly flawed and serves a punitive rather than rehabilitative function. Really, what does a kid do to deserve to be taken from their family and locked up? Whatever your answer, I'd bet that half the kids being held in our DJS facilities don't come close. But hey, it's only a couple hundred million a year in tax dollars. Right?!?!

     
  • ashmanashman399 posted at 7:44 pm on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    ashmanashman399 Posts: 14

    my classmate's half-sister makes $67 an hour on the computer . She has been without work for seven months but last month her pay was $19083 just working on the computer for a few hours. find more info............

    www.Gawkjob.com

     
  • spacemansmommy posted at 10:54 am on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    spacemansmommy Posts: 38

    I don't think that sounds like much more than a kid deserves. As for calling a TV a flat screen: where in the world can you find one that isn't these days? They are children and need activities to fill their time. 6 hours of school and a mental heath eval is no more than they should be receiving when in a residential facility. And are you really begrudging them food and dental care? They are children and deserve to be cared for.

    There is high turnover because it is a hard job that doesn't pay a whole lot. I think there should be incentives for people to stay instead of sanctions if they leave. Then the place will never be adequately staffed.

     
  • spacemansmommy posted at 10:49 am on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    spacemansmommy Posts: 38

    Assaults are up too. It's in the headline and the numbers are at the bottom of the article.

     
  • Butterfly1234 posted at 10:19 am on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    Butterfly1234 Posts: 2

    I understand that it cost the State of Maryland approximately $600.00 for every applicant that applies for a job in one of the facilities. To help ensure that the applicants are serious about the job, they should have to sign a contract up front stating that if they leave within one year from being hired, they would have to pay the state back. There is also a six week training process that each applicant goes through which I'm not sure what the cost for that is. That would help the state from spending so much money on applicants that only stay for a short time.
    Those poor kids have it so tough. They are provided, new flat screen t.v.'s in the cottages, video games and other earned perks. They get three meals, plus a snack. They receive their education for 6 hours daily, year round. Healthcare that includes weekly medical and psychiatry evaluations, medications and 24 hour nursing staff. There is also a dentist that comes every two weeks. They also receive haircuts every two weeks as well.

     
  • jmbeall posted at 8:40 am on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    jmbeall Posts: 4

    Seems to me that everything is down except the seclusion.....perhaps the use of seclusion is the reason?

     

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