Wed. Dec 11th, 2019

Juvenile Detention Center signs agreement with Curry County

ROSWELL (KSMX)- County officials in New Mexico have voted to close the Chaves County Juvenile Detention Center after making transfer agreements with nearby counties.

The Roswell Daily Record reported Thursday that Chaves County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to close the detention center Dec. 29.

County officials say they signed an agreement with Curry County Nov. 5 to allow the transfer of youth offenders saving more than $1 million a year.

Officials say Chaves County would still have about $219,000 in expenses to juvenile detentions since they still would pay facilities by day to hold their county youth.