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BernCo Youth Services Center Suspending All In-person Professional Visits to Detention Facility

3:37 PM
Larry Gallegos, O (505) 468-1273, C (505) 228-6668 - lagallegos@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County – The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center is suspending all in-person professional visits effective immediately:

Professional visitors include:

  • Attorneys
  • Public defenders
  • Probation officers

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis, however, stringent medical screening will be in place for those exceptions.

“The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center is doing everything possible to prevent the COVID-19 virus from entering the facility,” says Director Craig Sparks. “That requires us to strictly limit access to our facility,”

Supervisor Kristen McPeek will coordinate all video conferencing; contact her at kkmcpeek@bernco.gov


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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos, and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.                  


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