The Johnson County Commissioners renewed its juvenile probation agreement with the Volunteers of America at its meeting last week.

Juvenile Probation Coordinator Scott Duncan along with VOA’s Susan Arnold explained that the number of bed days in the new contract had been reduced with the conc

urrence of County Attorney Tucker Ruby…

Ruby also offered an additional explanation…

Duncan reported that VOA had managed 36 juveniles on diversion in 2016 and had supervised 419 drug tests with only 16 testing positive.

The cost of the drug court portion of the agreement is $41,900 which is covered by the OJJDP grant and $54,000 for juvenile probation management.

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