The Allen County Juvenile Detention Center has partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Indiana, the Jim Kelly Career Pathways Center and a virtual reality company called Transfr. Officials said this partnership is meant to reduce recidivism rates among justice-involved youth.

Greg Peters, the director of detention and operations at the Allen County Juvenile detention Center, said the partnership was the result of Allen Superior Court Judge Andrea Trevino’s vision.

“Judge Trevino, who’s the head judge here, stated she wanted to start looking at an incentive program that also not only is something fun for the kids to do, but education prepares them for the workforce,” Peters said.

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