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Labor, law enforcement will meet over Developmental Center closure

Posted at: 03/08/2013 4:43 AM

There are growing concerns over what will happen to residents after the Monroe Developmental Center closes in December 2013.

Law enforcement, lawmakers, and union representatives will hold a meeting Friday about the closure.

Governor Cuomo announced that the Developmental Center will close at the end of the year, along with several psychiatric centers and juvenile facilities across the state. Union representatives for the health and social services professions say the Center in Brighton houses people with developmental disabilities, as well as those who have committed crimes and sex offenders. Approximately 90 people will be displaced with the closure of the Center.

Some believe the closure could put the community at risk, while also putting strain on other psychiatric facilities and group homes for people with disabilities.

Friday's meeting is at 4 p.m. at the Rochester Police Locust Club on Lexington Avenue.