Juvenile Detention Officers Facing Emotional, Difficult Tasks

By Ariana Lubelli | alubelli@krbc.tv

Published 07/21 2014 10:29PM

Updated 07/21 2014 10:38PM

A staffing shortage has been an issue at the Taylor County Jail recently but that's not the case at Abilene's Juvenile Detention Center. This is something the center is grateful for because, they say, its not always easy to keep employees for a job that takes such an emotional toll.

Detention officers deal with medical, emotional and personal issues of the kids at their facility. It's a job that takes a certain type of person. People who have a passion for youth regardless of where they came from or what they did.

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