Activity center

The juvenile activity center helps children


The Laramie County Juvenile Service Center cut the ribbon on a new project this week.

“We wanted to do something for the young people in the community who come to the crisis centers. Our kids, a lot of them have a hard time talking, but if you get them to do something, they’ll start to open up, ”said Jamie Eaton, Crisis Care Coordinator.

The project started in January 2020, is an outdoor activity center designed as a physical outlet for children in difficulty aged 10 to 17 years.

The young people accommodated in the crisis center come because of family troubles, runaways or problems of placement in foster families.

The children are also joined with a team of social workers, the Department of Family Services, counselors and service groups to help them through a difficult time.

“All the support we have received from the community with Youth Service, Youth Alternatives and the juvenile judges here in town has been a blessing. We’ve been able to make that happen, and in the future I see this will be a primary stay for the kids, ”said Captain Don Hollingshead, of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Detention Department.

The sheriff’s department funded the project by maintaining an inmate commissioner account across the county.

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