The Kiwanis Club of Colonial Capital recently heard a program about the Merrimac Center which is the Juvenile Detention for the Middle Peninsula. The program was presented by Deputy Director Kristy Livsey. The Center serves youth between the ages of 7 and 19 who require secure confinement for both self and community protection. This is the first center in Virginia to utilize Cognitive Behavioral Training and since inception it has significantly improved the behavior of the residents while keeping them safe and secure. They are also provided social, vocational and life skills training as well as education provided by the James City County Public School System. Pictured above are Club member Rama Skelton, Ms. Livesey and Club President Larry Shoberg.
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