Goshen Secure Center once at risk of closing to stay open
An Orange County juvenile detention center that was once at risk for closing will now remain open.
The governor's budget called for Goshen Secure Center to close next year to save the state millions of dollars.
Sen. James Skoufis tells News 12 the funding helped to keep the maximum-security facility open and save hundreds of positions.
“Next year, we keep the doors open for everyone who works here,” says Skoufis. “Everyone who gets service here and for the broader Orange County community.”
The maximum-security facility is operated by the Office of Children and Family Services and also provides mental health and rehabilitation services to juvenile offenders.
The Goshen Secure Center houses young men under the age of 16 who commit violent felonies.