City juvenile facility plan questioned at meeting

A June 5 gathering of about 40 city residents and officials at the Vergennes Opera House heard leaders of the Department for Children and Families and the Department of Buildings and General Services make the case for siting a locked facility for “justice involved” youth in crisis on Comfort Hill in Vergennes.

Juvenile center meeting on tap in Vergennes

The Department for Children and Families next week will hold a public meeting about its recently announced plans to build a secure youth treatment center, called the Green Mountain Youth Campus, in Vergennes. 

Letter to the editor: Fill empty space before building new juvenile facility

It’s important for the state of Vermont to have a safe and comfortable facility to treat traumatized juveniles. Addison County and the City of Vergennes may well be the best location for that to occur.

Vt. officials explain juvenile center plan

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.

Juvenile facility may be in the works for Vergennes

Vermont officials are considering putting a secure juvenile detention facility on state-owned land in Vergennes, but City Manager Ron Redmond said it is not a done deal.