Juvenile detention center inaugurated
Prosecutor General Francisco Dominguez Brito was present for the opening of the RD$72.5 million Center for Comprehensive Care of Teenagers in Conflict with the Law yesterday, Tuesday 3 March 2015. The Teenager City will have the capacity to house 150 boys. He said that the new center would serve young men who have made what he described as “big mistakes.”
“The plan is to work with the boys, to tell them they can, they have hope, and life can provide them with many opportunities,” said Dominguez Brito speaking at the opening of the center. He said they want to convey the message that although the boys’ friends may be dead, they do not have to follow that same destiny.
The center has 12 pavilions with capacity for 75 double beds with bathrooms, dining room, and a computer room. There are also workshops for learning how to paint, electricity, woodwork, ceramics, computer repairs and music instruction. There are sports facilities, including a softball field. The site also has facilities like a medical dispensary, dental office and laundry.
The project was originally conceived by the late TV and radio host Rafael de Corporan de los Santos to care for orphaned children. It never came to be and Attorney General Dominguez Brito asked for the property in order to build the juvenile correction center.
March 4, 2015
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