Person dead after being found unresponsive at juvenile facility

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MANATEE COUNTY – A young women is pronounced dead at manatee memorial after being found unresponsive at the Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

It happened Sunday night. The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice told SNN the staff presumed her condition was due to self–harm behavior and performed CPR right away.

This investigation is ongoing with local law enforcement.

DJJ is conducting a review of actions taken by the center to ensure all policies and procedures were followed. To help those involved, the DJJ is also employing the Employee Assistance Program and mental health counselors to assist the staff and youth.