(Canton Township, Ohio) – The Multi-County Juvenile Attention System has announced another closure.
Earlier this month the system announced the closure of a 47-year-old residential treatment center in Canton Township, which served about four to six girls at a time. The closure is temporary, as of now, but officials indicated it could be permanent.
According to the system’s website, the center provided counseling, anger management classes, life skills courses, social skills programming, and healthy relationship programming in addition to drug and alcohol classes. As part of the multi-county system, Judges from Stark, Wayne, Columbiana, Tuscarawas, and Carroll counties had the authority to sentence juveniles to spend six months to a year at the facility.
Reports indicate officials deemed the location as no longer being cost-effective. They added the health pandemic had nothing to do with the closure.