Dream Center backers want to move into old Al Price Juvenile Center


    Former Al Price Juvenile Center

    Jefferson County commissioners will now decide if a faith-based recovery center is a good fit for the former Al Price Juvenile Correctional Facility.

    Backers of the Dream Center pitched their vision of what the vacant buildings could become.

    They're modeling the plan after the Dream Center in Los Angeles.

    The new dream center would house those recovering from substance abuse or a number of other life issues.

    Organizers see it as addressing an array of social issues, including home ownership, for example, by using some of the land to set up lease-to-own, micro homes on wheels--something they call a micro village.

    They say the 50 acre, mid-county facility with its 8 buildings, gives the dream center a lot of options and room to grow. The center closed in 2011.


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