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JDC Closing Pushed Back--Again
Residents at the Jacksonville Developmental Center are not being moved out as quickly as the state had hoped, so they're changing the center's closing date.
The Department of Human Services is now planning to close the doors of the JDC on December 3. They said there are still around 60 residents living at the center, and some providers simply need more time to accommodate new residents leaving the JDC.
Lonnie Johns is chairman of the Committee to Protect Residents of JDC and a longtime critic of the closure. He said the new closure date is just another deadline that cannot be met, and that some 30 residents have already been moved to other state-operated centers.