The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services will host a public hearing Friday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. regarding the plan to place a new $53 million, 48-bed detention center for girls at 7960 Henryton Road, Marriottsville.
The meetings will take place in the auditorium at Liberty High School, 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg, from 7 to 9 p.m. Officials from the department will provide an overview of the project.
The site has been state-owned for more than 20 years and was most recently the site of the former Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center, which served as a treatment center for boys until it closed in 2008.
Residents who wish to speak at the hearing are asked to sign up. A sign-up sheet will be available 30 minutes prior to the meeting.