The South Dakota Department of Corrections is closing West Farm. The juvenile facility near Souix Falls houses boys ages 14-17 as they transition between custody and home. It will close by June 1 in response to a declining number of juveniles in state custody. DOC Juvenile Services Director Doug Herrmann says the closing is planned to coincide with the end of the academic year. Boys who normally would go to West Farm now will go to foster care or the McCrossan Boys Ranch. West Farm could be used for a different kind of juvenile program in the future.