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Quad-city invited to groundbreaking for new Juvenile center

Members of the community are invited to the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Yavapai County Juvenile Justice Center at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at 1100 Prescott Lakes Parkway, adjacent to the new roundabout on the parkway.

The current juvenile court and detention center, which has been at 960 Division St. in Prescott near Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Prescott High School since 1974, will relocate in the summer of 2012 to the new multi-purpose facility designed to provide court and court-related services for children and their families who have cases involving juvenile delinquency, abuse and neglect, and adoptions.

The Juvenile Justice Center will place all juvenile-related matters in western Yavapai County under one roof, Mabery said.

The center will include a full-service courtroom, hearing room and chambers for two judges and their staffs, Clerk of Court offices, as well as an 80-bed detention center, and offices for the Yavapai County Juvenile Probation Department, Victim Services for Juvenile Cases, and Court Administration offices relating to juvenile matters, including Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Juvenile and Family Drug Court, and Yavapai County Education Services, Mabery said.

For more information, contact Mabery at 771-3156.

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