Judge James Fox concerned over budget cuts

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Fox 28 on 08/28/2014 by Amanda Skrzypchak


Recent budget cuts to the Juvenile Justice Center of St. Joseph County has probate Judge James Fox worried about the area’s at risk youth. The center was asked to cut three percent of the remainder of their 2014 budget, forking over nearly 160,000 dollars.

The center is expected to cut even more in 2015.

In January, the center was ranked first with 44 inmates. Executive Director of the St. Joseph County probate court for the Juvenile Justice Center, Pete Morgan, credits the drop in it’s inmate population to the Juvenile Detention Alternative initiative.