Conditions at JCCA Children's Residential Treatment Center under scrutiny
A meeting between Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi, the police chief and state officials took place last week to address the ongoing concerns surrounding the JCCA Children's Residential Treatment Center in Pleasantville.
Fulgenzi described the meeting with the state as "very productive." In the wake of ongoing dangerous conditions on the center's campus, town officials and others have been urging for the facility's closure.
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The Office of Children and Family Services officials confirmed that a follow-up meeting will be scheduled. During this meeting, objectives and recommendations will be outlined to address the existing issues at the center.
Over the first six months of this year, the Mount Pleasant Police Department has been called to respond to more than 450 incidents at the center, underscoring the urgency of the situation.