The Marshall County Commissioners were informed by James Pheibush from the probation department that the Muncie juvenile detention center is closing and a new detention center is opening in Montgomery County.
Pheibush said Cedarbridge Treatment Centers offers more space and a segregation of younger juveniles from the older juveniles, plus there’s a gender separation. The travel time will be two-and-a-half hours from Marshall County.
The Muncie Juvenile Detention Center will still offer transportation services.
With the change in detention centers comes a change in contracts. Pheibush asked the commissioners to sign the new contract. The county was spending about $400,000 and that amount will be reduced.
The commissioners approved the new contract.
A similar presentation was offered during the Starke County Commissioners meeting last week and the commissioners also approved a contract. The move will cost a little more money.