MEDINA — Three Medina County Juvenile Detention Center staff members recently received awards from a statewide organization.
Chaplain Susan Jarvis, Sgt. Greg Hutzel and Cpl. Shatice Dancy were honored by the Ohio Juvenile Detention Services Association.
“They’re all very deserving,” detention center Superintendent Ron Stollar said.
• Jarvis, who runs twice weekly non-denominational religious services for the juvenile inmates, received the association’s Detention Support Worker of the Year award.
Stollar said Jarvis has been with the detention center since 1999.
“I’m not sure I can say enough about Sue,” he said. “She’s here twice a week — at least — and if kids want to meet with her one-on-one, she’ll accommodate to them.”
• Hutzel won the Detention Services Worker of the Year award.
Stollar said Hutzel started with the detention center as a part-time employee five years ago.
“I think to go from part time to full time to sergeant in the span of five years says something about his character,” Stollar said.
He said Hutzel is well respected by staff members and juveniles alike, and he does his best to serve the citizens of Medina County.
• Dancy was given the Detention Line Staff Worker of the Year award.
Dancy, who’s been with the detention center for 10 years, helps train new officers and oversees juveniles in a “compassionate and caring manner,” Stollar said.
“She runs a tight ship,” he said, “and the girls respect her and admire her for that.”
He said some girls have called to thank Dancy after they’ve come of age and turned their lives around.
Stollar said it takes a special kind of person to work in juvenile corrections, and the three of them earned their awards with hard work.
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