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Department of Health Services breaks ground on expansion for Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center | News

Department of Health Services breaks ground on expansion for Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center | News

MADISON (WKOW) — The Wisconsin Section of Wellbeing Companies broke ground on an growth for the Mendota Juvenile Remedy Center (MJTC) Thursday, wanting to improve in order to supply services to ladies too. 

According to a news release from DHS, this $65.9 million renovation will broaden the facility on the Mendota Mental Wellness Institute that now only offers companies to boys. DHS secretary-designee Karen Timberlake claimed the expanded expert services will enable MJTC to enable extra young ones in require through Dane County.

“We are hunting forward to the expanded possibility to deliver remedy for far more boys, and the new prospect to begin to supply treatment method for ladies. Youth treated at MJTC obtain on their own at the deepest conclude of the youth justice procedure and require the providers and supports MJTC features to efficiently reintegrate into their communities,” Timberlake mentioned in the launch.

MJTC was very first established in 1995 for juvenile offenders who need to have further help outside of the standard “sanctions-centered approach,” per DHS. The facility aims to enable younger persons produce extra autonomy and skills to rejoin modern society and steer clear of reoffending.

The new design job will add 102,000 square ft of house for bedrooms and a lot more places for remedy, instruction and health care expert services. With this expansion, the new facility will be ready to residence 93 sufferers.

“Research results from MJTC stand in contradiction to the widespread perception that almost nothing works to enable these youth. In simple fact, the design of treatment at MJTC is helpful with aiding youth in the worst of situations,” Mendota Psychological Overall health Institute director Dr. Gregory Van Rybroek claimed in the release.

The growth is predicted to be totally up and working by early 2025.