The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is once again running its Regional Youth Detention Center in Crisp County.
A badge presentation ceremony this week culminated the transition from Youth Services International, a private company that had contracted with the state until the end of March.
YSI extended the contract several weeks to complete the shift back to state control, according to a DJJ news release.
As of May 1, the state-owned facility is staffed by DJJ employees.
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Eligible YSI staffers from the southwest Georgia facility were invited to apply for state jobs, Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery Niles said in a news release.
“The Crisp facility completed this transition seamlessly while maintaining normal security, school, medical, programming, and food service operations,” Niles said.
The facility opened as a Youth Development Campus in 2004 and was converted to a Regional Youth Detention Center in 2006.