NIMBY Or 'Community Buy-In'?

Can a detention center peacefully coexist with neighbors?

"By the time [one] West Philly community knew the city was thinking of building a juvenile detention facility in its midst, it was too late to do anything about it." Needless to say (?) many residents were not pleased by the decision. However, "detention centers can coexist peacefully with neighbors. The keys to friendly relations...are preventing incidents such as escapes and remaining 'involved with the neighborhood'...'community buy-in' is of the utmost importance: If a community feels it has lent its consent to a facility, it will be much less likely to resent it as an intruder."

Thanks to David Gest

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