Final forum held on detention center

NEWBURY—Community members continue to resist the state’s plans to operate Vermont’s only juvenile detention facility in a repurposed former inn in rural Newbury.
Becket Family of Services, the private contractor chosen to run the facility, held their third forum to gather community input on March 18. Despite continued efforts to allay local concerns about safety and security, Becket and Vermont’s Department of Children and Families continue to face a backlash.
At the first community meeting to discuss the proposal on Feb. 11, DCF Commissioner Sean Brown said the state hoped to gain community support before proceeding with the project.