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Juvenile facility, programs will stay in Okanogan County

Juvenile facility, programs will stay in Okanogan County

Okanogan County will continue to use the local facility in Okanogan to house its juvenile offenders, where they will receive schooling, drug and alcohol counseling, and behavior-management interventions from county staff and community volunteers. The Okanogan County commissioners announced the decision at a public meeting on June 21 after a long fact-finding process …
Superior Court judges ask Twisp’s support for keeping juvenile detention in county

Superior Court judges ask Twisp’s support for keeping juvenile detention in county

Two Okanogan County Superior Court judges came to the Twisp Town Council last week to appeal for the town’s support in keeping juvenile detention in Okanogan County. Judges Henry Rawson and Christopher Culp attended the May 24 council meeting, along with several people who work in juvenile justice in the county, to explain why they oppose...
County weighs juvenile justice options

County weighs juvenile justice options

Okanogan County’s juvenile-detention facility houses up to 20 youths in 10 cells, but only half of the youths served by the county’s juvenile program actually end up in detention. That’s because most are served by interventions such as aggression-replacement …
Retain local control the Okanogan County juvenile detention

Retain local control the Okanogan County juvenile detention

By Jack Burchard Here we go again. Every few years, members of the consortium that operates Martin Hall Juvenile Detention Center in Medical Lake try to sell their program to the Okanogan County Commissioners as a cost-saving proposal. The consortium counties want to reduce their cost and liability by enticing Okanogan County into contracting for...
County sets meetings to discuss detention options

County sets meetings to discuss detention options

The Okanogan County commissioners have set dates for meetings to consider the county’s options for juvenile detention. The commissioners are analyzing options because the county’s current juvenile-detention facility, built in 1974, does not meet needs for space, private meeting areas, or safety for residents and staff, according to county officials. Among the options under consideration...
County commissioners seek input on juvenile-detention facility options

County commissioners seek input on juvenile-detention facility options

Keep local facility, or move it out of county? The Okanogan County commissioners are analyzing the costs of continuing to operate the county’s own juvenile-detention facility versus renting a facility in another county. Okanogan County currently operates its own juvenile-detention facility but state law allows a county to lease detention space, according to a legal...
News of Record:March 12, 2014

News of Record:
March 12, 2014

Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office
March 5
CHECK ON PERSONAL WELFARE:
Caller asked for a check on the personal welfare of a person on Riverside Avenue, Twisp.
March 6
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY:
A person on Lightning Pine Road, Methow, reported that someone had made about a dozen calls in the past month stating that someone was hacking into the caller’s computer.
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