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Midland County Michigan has expanded its pilot “Enhanced Services Program” that provides detention transition and treatment foster care to high-risk, justice-involved youth. The pilot program was started two years ago as a strategy to avoid placing such youth in out-of-county residential treatment. The permanent program began on July 1, 2017.

Through the program, after serving time in detention, youth placed in the local juvenile detention center are transitioned to licensed treatment foster homes. The foster parents receive additional training to address the youth’s issues. Each treatment foster home can host up to two high-risk . . .

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