Muskogee’s Community Intervention Center Reopening After Shut Down
MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - Muskogee's Community Intervention Center is reopening after a lack of state funding shut it down.
The room in the Muskogee County Jail is where arrested teens will go after they are brought to the jail.
The room had to be shut down because of funding cuts, but the City of Muskogee's council voted Monday night to make the room operational again.
Jail administrator, Jeremy Garvin, said the room keeps teens separate from the general population, and officers back out on the streets.
"It allows more officers to be in the field, quicker availability, so that's always a win. And it allows the children to come into here and know that they are getting pushed to the right direction or the proper care is taking place for them," he said.
The City is promising $100,000 to keep the center running.