ABC 20: Budget Impasse Reducing "Invaluable Tool" for Jacksonville Police

Submitted on Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:49


Midwest Youth Services (MYS) in Jacksonville is a member of RBC member Illinois Collaboration on Youth.  They were featured in a story tonight on WICS ABC 20. In her interview, MYS Director Susan Wilson asked lawmakers rhetorically if they wanted to help kids heal in the community or ship them to prison at a much higher cost.

Jacksonville police told ABC 20 that Midwest Youth Services is a a vital resource. 

"We have limited resources on what we can do at the police department, and to have a tool like Midwest Youth Services is just invaluable to us," said Tino Vasquez, an officer with Jacksonville police.

See the full story below.