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Moving in? Rehabilitation Center next door

Some Randall County residents are voicing their opinions about plans to build a criminal rehabilitation center in their neighborhood.

This is the second time the facility has tried to set up shop in Amarillo. On April 1st, City commissioners unanimously rejected putting the center within the city limits.

Now the AWARE program is trying for outside of the city. They've been in talks to build on a 30 acre plot of land in Randall County. But organizers hope the project between the aware program and the department of criminal justice will be accepted.

A neighborhood petition against the facility already has 300 signatures from concerned citizens.

Most say safety and crime are their main concerns for the program moving in. The public hearing is scheduled for August 11th.

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