Tribune: State Could Provide Funding For Juvenile Treatment in Lieu of Jail

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Officials in north-central Idaho say they have inked a deal with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections that should allow troubled juveniles to receive from the state services that Nez Perce County says it can't provide.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that Nez Perce County commissioners have approved a memorandum of agreement with IDJC that says if state funding can be secured by Idaho lawmakers, juveniles can be kept in their communities to access individual, group or family therapies instead of being locked in detention cells.

The Tribune reports that the juveniles may also be able to access drug and/or alcohol treatment. It was not disclosed how much funding Nez Perce County could receive from the state.