Bill to reopen Iowa Juvenile Home is being revised to focus on a facility for troubled girls

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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — State senators said Wednesday that they are revising legislation originally designed to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo.

Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, said the bill is being amended and will instead simply require the state to establish a facility for delinquent girls. According to Bolkcom, the amended bill, which got preliminary approval from a Senate subcommittee Wednesday, will not specify where that facility should be.

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