//Valdosta Residents Oppose to New Halfway House Proposal

Valdosta Residents Oppose to New Halfway House Proposal

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VALDOSTA, Ga. — The Valdosta Plan Commission is set to hold a public hearing for a home on Forrest Run Circle that the owners plan to turn into a temporary home for ex-offenders.

WCTV reports that the many residents of the community are opposed to the idea and are concerned about the safety of the children in the neighborhood. The property owners understand the concerns of the community but believe that everyone deserves a second chance.

The owners reassure the community that the halfway home will only be open to low-level first time offenders; sex offenders or those with violent history will not be allowed in the program.

A question and answer session will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the property on Forest Run Circle.

A public hearing will be held on January 27 by the City Plan Commission.