At their meeting last week, the Johnson County Commissioners heard an update from Volunteers of America personnel Scott Duncan and Terry Wall, who recapped the last year of services they provided the county, saying everything so far is “going great.”
Duncan gave a written report to the commission and answered questions concerning the report on juvenile detention and probation services they provide the county.
Last year, he said, the county only used forty bed-days for detention, which is in-line with what they had projected they would use. This year they have 50 bed days reserved.
Juvenile numbers are down so far this fiscal year, but Duncan said that is a normal trend, although numbers in the Drug Court program seem to be high, according to their discussions.
The old criminal justice center building that was provided by the Joint Powers Board is working fine, according to Duncan.
Finally, Terry Wall said all was going well on VOA's end and hoped the commissioners felt the same way by “paying the bill and keeping the doors open.”