More training in store for juvenile detention center staff to manage inmates

    Staff members at Royersford’s Baptist Children’s Services will get more training as part of measures to decrease the center’s need for police intervention. The decision is a result of a meeting with Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services and the local police.

    The DHS-run temporary correctional center for girls placed more than 30 calls to Limerick police in a two-month period, requiring assistance in handling out-of-control residents.

    At the suggestion of Police Chief William Albany and DHS, the center’s staff will undergo additional training with the hopes of reducing the number of calls for police intervention, the Phoenix reports.

    Other undisclosed measures will also be taken.

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