Day Reporting Center now operating in Union County
SUNBURY — One of about ten “Day Reporting Centers” in the state is now operational in Union County. Commissioner Preston Boop was a guest on WKOK’s Tuesday On The Mark program and talked about the purpose of the Day Reporting Center.
Boop said, “It’s an alternative to incarceration and for much lesser crimes and poor decision making. For individuals who need to have some accountability for their actions and very possibly, some training and education. The Day Reporting Center would be a place that they would go to. Show up in the daytime and go home and be with their families in the evening.”
Boop says an assessment would be done on those who qualified for the program. He said, “An assessment would be provided from the probation department that would tell the director at the Day Reporting Center what the needs of this individual are. Those needs might be academic education, job skills training and the other component of the program is community service.”
The Day Reporting Center is located at the former Armory building on Hafer Road in Lewisburg. The county got the property following a deal with the U.S. Army in which the county bought the building for $1.00. To hear more about the Day Reporting Center and other topics from the Union County Commissioners, listen to Monday’s On The Mark program online at www.wkok.com. (Ali Stevens)