Youth Services Center in ‘Full Compliance’ with standards

Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Kelly Benjamin says that the Bartholomew County Youth Services Center, under Directors Anita Biehle and Brad Barnes, were recently notified they are in “Full Compliance” with the juvenile detention standards set forth by the Indiana Department of Corrections. Judge Benjamin explains that there are 26 mandatory compliance standards, as well as an additional 16 proposed new mandatory compliance standards. Compliance with 100-percent of the mandatory standards is required to attain the highest level of “Full Compliance.”

Officials say the “Full Compliance” award is based upon juvenile detention audits consisting of a review in the following areas: Safety and Security, Food Service and Hygiene, Programs and Services, Medical and Mental Health, Justice and Order, and Administration and Management.