Department Continues to Lay Groundwork for Replacement Facilities; Will Hold Two Groundbreaking Ceremonies in November
The Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention continues to lay the groundwork for what promises to be a successful endeavor for youth, families, and communities across the state of North Carolina. In November 2006, the Department will hold two more groundbreaking ceremonies to mark its continued replacement facility efforts. The ceremonies will announce the construction of youth development centers in Chatham and Cabarrus counties. These groundbreakings come on the heels of the Department’s first groundbreaking held in Lenoir county in September. Community members, lawmakers, government officials, juvenile justice representatives, and school officials will be in attendance.
The Chatham county groundbreaking ceremony will take place on November 3, 2006, at 14215 Highway 64 West, in Siler City. The Cabarrus county groundbreaking will take place on November 17, 2006, at the Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center.
The construction of these replacement facilities will become the foundation for an effective, community-oriented juvenile justice system. By providing youth throughout North Carolina with smaller, community-connected facilities, the Department will more effectively assist youth with the tools needed to become productive members of North Carolina’s communities.
Both the Chatham County Youth Development Center and the Cabarrus County Youth Development Center will also offer a positive economic impact to their local communities. The 32-bed facility in Chatham County will provide approximately 62 jobs with an estimated annual operating budget of $3.2 million to the local community and the 96-bed facility planned for Cabarrus County will provide approximately 173 jobs with an estimated $9.1 million annual operating budget.