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Jackson County juvenile home to be renamed for judge

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The Jackson County Juvenile Home will be renamed this week for a judge who was instrumental in its founding nearly 35 years ago.

The facility will be renamed The Judge Robert Brown Jackson County Juvenile Home during a public ceremony Thursday at the home, 416 E. Walnut St., Brownstown.

Brown served as Jackson Circuit judge for 28 years.

Opened in 1980, the facility is a residential group home that uses the public schools system and works with boys ages 12 to 18 who have been removed from their homes due to family problems or have been adjudicated delinquent.

Youth at the home are offered various forms of therapy, counseling and other assistance in a structured environment as well as the opportunity to participate in activities available to youth in the community in the hope that they will become healthy, productive members of society, according to a news release announcing the event.

Attorney Doug Brown, the late judge’s son, commented on the significance of the renaming. “Dad grew up in challenging circumstances, and empathized with kids who do. Early in his judicial career, he fretted about how to help the troubled kids who came before him. Occasionally, he offered our home as a reprieve from their own difficult home lives. He soon concluded that the best thing he could do was to help found the Jackson County Juvenile Home.

“Dad was a humble man, but the founding and success of the home was probably his greatest point of pride in his judicial career,” Brown said.

For more information, contact Dan Banks at the Jackson County Juvenile Home, 812-358-5180.

 

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