WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A law will go into effect in North Carolina next year which keeps teenagers who commit non-violent crimes from being tried as an adult.
With more juveniles in the system, New Hanover County will need more space.
New Hanover County Commissioners voted Monday morning to approve a contract for the new juvenile justice facility.
The current facility on North 4th Street will be torn down and replaced with a new three story building.
The 35,000 square foot facility will house the juvenile justice court rooms and other court-related offices.
The maximum cost of the project is nearly $13,865,000.