The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Iowa

January 16, 2014

Iowa Juvenile Home closes earlier than scheduled

TOLEDO —   The Iowa Juvenile Home has closed its doors a day early, ending decades of service to troubled Iowa youths.

    The 93 employees who are losing their jobs were to be paid through Thursday despite the home's close on Wednesday morning. A lawsuit was filed earlier this month to keep the home open, but a hearing on the lawsuit hasn't been scheduled.

   The treatment of children at the center in Toledo came to light after an investigation by the advocacy group Disability Rights Iowa and stories by The Des Moines Register. They reported that physical restraints were used on children and that staffers relied on isolation cells. Gov. Terry Branstad announced on Dec. 9 that the facility would be closed.

 

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