Valley Stream, New York 2021-06-08 23:42:11 –
Greenville, South Carolina (WSPA) – According to Governor Henry McMaster, ongoing investigations into the Juvenile Justice Department are the best way to provide the Juvenile Justice Department with the resources it needs.
According to an early report of internal audit released in April, staff shortages led to increased accidents and injuries at the facility.
Audits reported that 57% of staff did not feel safe in the workplace, compared to 40% in 2017.
Governor Henry McMaster said, “It’s clear that this kind of facility across the country is in a difficult situation.” Like correctional facilities, we have problems. “
Other concerns raised in the report include lack of timely medical care and breach of security procedures.
When the initial findings were announced, Governor McMaster requested an independent investigation by the state investigators of the Juvenile Justice Department.
“Of course, the whole team is on the scene,” said Governor McMaster. “We have the administration review their procedures and finances. SLED, Secretary Kiel is also involved.”
During his visit to Upstate on Tuesday, Governor McMaster said the purpose of the investigation was to secure all the training and resources the ministry needed to do its job.
“We’ve been focusing on salaries and benefits for some time, but nowadays all companies offer a $ 7,500 sign bonus for new hires and $ 1,000 for those who bring in new hires. We offer a bonus for you, “said Governor McMaster.
But now they claim it’s difficult to get people into law enforcement jobs.
The director of the Juvenile Judiciary Department said filling the staff shortage was a major priority of the facility and improvements were already underway.
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