Workers gathered Tuesday night to try and save an institution that has been a part of Kinston for over six decades.
Employees from the Dobbs Youth Development Center came together in front of the Lenoir County Courthouse to hold a prayer vigil.
The Dobbs Center was built in 1944, but may be forced to shut down due to state budget cuts. The center helps troubled teenage boys get back on their feet.
Workers say it will difficult if they're forced to leave a place that gives them both a job and a sense of accomplishment.
The house subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety proposed slashing 171 million dollars from the Department of Correction and 36 million from the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.