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Vt. officials explain juvenile center plan

THIS ROUGH PRELIMINARY sketch shows what a proposed locked treatment center for troubled juveniles on 8 acres off Comfort Hill, a road in northern Vergennes, could look like. State officials are pledging a “robust” public process to discuss what they are calling the minimal impacts to and potential benefits of the facility for its host community. They will also answer residents’ questions and address their concerns.  Image courtesy of Department of Buildings & General Services

Two high-ranking state officials told the Independent last week there would be a thorough public process before a secure 14-bed facility to offer treatment to traumatized “justice-involved” juveniles would be built on Comfort Hill in Vergennes.

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