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September 27, 2013

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Number of recent runaways high but not unusual, agency says

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — “Wyndham Lawn enjoys a very good working relationship with the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and we value their on-going support,” he said. “It’s better to have a process in place.”

Wyndham Lawn currently has two residential programs on the 70-acre campus. There’s the traditional residential program for youth, generally in the 13 to 17 year-age range. It has a licensed capacity of 32 kids, a current population of 27 and a length of stay of approximately nine to 10 months.

Wyndham Lawn also has a residential assessment and evaluation program which provides services to younger children. That program has a licensed capacity of 17 kids and is currently running at capacity, Gallagher said. The average length of stay for the assessment and evaluation program is approximately nine months.

In all, the 70-acre, park-like campus usually has between 44 and 49 children in the residential programs on any given day.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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