RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- Leaders of Richmond's problem-plagued juvenile detention center are now breathing a small sigh of relief. They made it through the state audit required to get their license back. The visit comes just weeks before a June state board approval hearing.
From the moment state auditors walk into the facility, their inspectors' eyes are wide open. They examine what new chief Rodney Baskerville has done to give the center a new life.
"When people talk about well 'what are you doing' it's not like everything needs to be replaced but it's a lot of little things that you have to pay attention to prior to an audit," Baskerville explained. "If you don't, then you won't pass that audit."
The juvenile justice veteran has been taking the center on a road to recovery of sorts. The city voluntarily closed the doors there last year because it was about to lose its state license.