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STAR Academy juvenile dies, illness cited

December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

CUSTER — A 17-year old male resident of the State Treatment and Rehabilitation (STAR) Academy in Custer has died from an apparent medical condition.

Brady Folkens developed symptoms and was seen by on-site medical staff before being taken to the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

STAR Academy juvenile dies, illness cited

December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

CUSTER — A 17-year old male resident of the State Treatment and Rehabilitation (STAR) Academy in Custer has died from an apparent medical condition.

Brady Folkens developed symptoms and was seen by on-site medical staff before being taken to the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Police called to Hagen Junior High 3 times Tuesday

October 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson police were called to Hagen Junior High School three times Tuesday.
In separate incidents, a 13-year-old boy was found with marijuana and a smoking device, Det. Terry Oestreich said, and a 14-year-old boy was found with cigarettes. Continue Reading

LETTER: Author to discuss better parenting

April 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A few years back, many of us were surprised to learn that Davison County was No. 4 in the state for juvenile drug abuse and juvenile arrest rate, and that commitments to the Department of Corrections had nearly tripled since 2000. Continue Reading

New juvenile corrections program starting in Sioux Falls

March 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota Department of Corrections juvenile division has awarded a bid to Sequel Youth & Family Services to create a 32-bed group care program that will provide transitional services to DOC youth returning to the Sioux Falls area.
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Report: ND, Minn., juvenile lockup rates drop significantly

February 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Incarceration rates for juveniles dropped significantly in North Dakota between 1997 and 2010, and even more drastically in Minnesota, a Kids Count report released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows. Continue Reading

SD juvenile corrections programs get high rating

December 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota in April 2011 became the first state to have all its reporting programs reach that status.
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Juvenile alternatives to lockup showing hope in South Dakota

October 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Major change has come to a state that once locked up more delinquent kids than any other, with juveniles behind bars at a rate more than twice the national average. Continue Reading

After rollover, 16-year-old charged with drinking

August 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

A 16-year-old driver involved in a rollover crash July 26 between Mitchell and Ethan now faces multiple charges for allegedly driving drunk and not reporting the crash. Continue Reading

2 adults might be charged in Wagner toddler’s death

July 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WAGNER (AP) Prosecutors are considering filing charges against two adults in the case of a 2-year-old girl whose body was recovered from a rural Wagner home on the Fourth of July.
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