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posted: 8/2/2011 5:00 AM

Unwise to send kids to Kane youth center

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Judge Stan Austin and Judge Robert Anderson have opposed the closing of the DuPage Youth Center and moving of the youth to St. Charles. What is not included in your article is information from a recent report that discloses that the St. Charles facility offers a woeful program for youth.

Despite several public disclosures by accredited organizations, there are still not safe beds (suicide deterrent) even in the wards set aside for emotionally disturbed youth.

If they cannot adequately serve the youth there now, how could we possibly acquiesce in sending additional youth there? The judges are correct in their opposition.

Marian Tomlinson

Glen Ellyn

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