The Friends of Long Creek received the following note from Stephanie Netto, Chief of Volunteer Services at Long Creek Youth Development Center:
“We completed our 3-day American Correctional Association Audit in May. The unofficial results were like a breath of fresh air! The report becomes official in August during the ACA Annual Conference, but what I can say is that the auditors were very impressed with our residents, our staff, our programming, our facility and our volunteers!
One auditor said that if he were to work in a facility, he would want it to be Long Creek, while another said if he had a child in need of juvenile justice services, he would want his child at Long Creek.
Hearing these words from folks who are experts in the field of juvenile justice was just the validation we all needed to hear. Thanks to you all.
As I always say, we could not do the work that we do without you!”