Toledo http://iowapublicradio.org en Parties Spar Over Juvenile Home Bill http://iowapublicradio.org/post/parties-spar-over-juvenile-home-bill <p>On a strict party line vote, the Iowa Senate &nbsp;approved a Democratic bill calling for a facility for delinquent girls in Iowa comparable to the boy’s facility in Eldora.&nbsp; But &nbsp;Republicans say a state-run institution &nbsp;isn’t necessary, and the private sector can fill the need. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:08:01 +0000 Joyce Russell 36898 at http://iowapublicradio.org Parties Spar Over Juvenile Home Bill Courts Oppose Closing Juvenile Home http://iowapublicradio.org/post/courts-oppose-closing-juvenile-home <p>State lawmakers looking into the closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home at Toledo got a fresh perspective from juvenile court officers who work with the&nbsp; delinquent girls who used to be assigned to the home.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The officers argue that Iowa needs a facility specifically for&nbsp; girls who’ve been in serious trouble with the law.&nbsp; Governor Branstad is at odds with the judicial branch.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:17:13 +0000 Joyce Russell 35616 at http://iowapublicradio.org Courts Oppose Closing Juvenile Home Lawmakers Hear from Former Juvenile Home Residents, Employees http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-hear-former-juvenile-home-residents-employees <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to introduce a bill to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo.&nbsp;&nbsp; Governor Branstad ordered the home closed after an&nbsp; investigation revealed that some girls were being held in long-term isolation.&nbsp;&nbsp; On Wednesday, a Senate committee heard testimony from former residents and staff, as well as Toledo boosters. &nbsp;Iowa Public Radio’s Joyce Russell reports:</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:53:20 +0000 Joyce Russell 35213 at http://iowapublicradio.org Lawmakers Hear from Former Juvenile Home Residents, Employees News Buzz http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-0 <p>Host Ben Kieffer gets the latest on news from around Iowa.&nbsp; MidAmerican Energy gives an update on the power outage which left almost 40,000 Des Moines-area residents in the dark. IPR's Joyce Russell discusses changes to the problematic Toledo Juvenile Home.&nbsp; The DNR has a new report which looks at drought conditions in Iowa.&nbsp; Also, Dubuque native Brooks Wheelan joins the cast of "Saturday Night Live."</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:39:43 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Emily Woodbury 29416 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz Questions Remain at Juvenile Home http://iowapublicradio.org/post/questions-remain-juvenile-home <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers&nbsp;</span>grilled administrators about illegal practices at the Iowa Juvenile &nbsp;Home in Toledo.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Officials say they have turned things around &nbsp;since investigators last year found girls confined to isolation cells for months at a time.&nbsp; But the advocacy group which unveiled the abuse says there’s more work to be done. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:42:17 +0000 Joyce Russell 29247 at http://iowapublicradio.org Questions Remain at Juvenile Home