With recommendations to overhaul programs and operations in hand, the city's Department of Justice Services is aiming for a July 1 opening. A state inspection is scheduled next month.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch said the report issued Tuesday by the city auditor includes 26 recommendations. They include improved truancy programs, better tracking of juvenile assessments and recidivism and improved staff training.
The center was closed in April 2012 following reports of malfunctioning locks and cameras, staff misconduct and allegations of forged training documents.
Juveniles who were held at the detention center were moved to other facilities in the area.
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