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State juvenile corrections facilities will operate with 47 fewer staff positions in the next year.
State juvenile corrections facilities will operate with 47 fewer staff positions in the next year.
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January 8, 2016

Jobs To Be Cut As State Scales Back Juvenile Corrections

The Custer community is slated to lose 48 full-time jobs with the state Department of Corrections by July 1, reports the Custer County Chronicle

The State Treatment Rehabilitation Acadamy (STAR) facility for male juveniles currently operates with 108 full-time employees, but fewer offenders have been sentenced to the program.

State officials have requested a budget for fiscal year 2017 to operate with 47.7 fewer full-time employees. The state Legislature is expected to approve that budget request. The STAR budget will drop from $10.3 milion to $7.1 million. 

Officials have not decided which positions would be cut, but some employees have been informally notified so they could begin seeking new employment. 

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