[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
51°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
November 15
1978 - Southern Pacific Saugus depot closes; later moved & used as SCV Historical Society museum [story]


| Monday, Aug 12, 2019
Los Angeles County Probation Campus Kilpatrick - juvenile Los Angeles County Probation Campus Kilpatrick, in the hills above Malibu.

The Los Angeles County Probation Department has completed its facility consolidation plan this past week with the closure of Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey and Camp Ellison Onizuka at the Challenger Memorial Youth Center in Lancaster.

The closure of nine facilities since 2017 is an indication that the changes to juvenile justice and the diversion programs the Department supports are working and successfully steering youth away from incarceration and into community-based alternatives, leading to a dramatic decline in the number of youth currently supervised in Probation facilities.

“The completion of our facility consolidation plan moves us closer to our goal of operating fewer facilities with the remaining ones becoming true centers of excellence for juvenile rehabilitation,” explained Sheila E. Mitchell, Probation Chief Deputy for Juvenile Services.

“These cost-effective moves have consolidated staffing resources, moved youth closer to population centers in the county, and allows us to invest further in diverting youth away from the justice system, and to expand the trauma-informed, child-centered approach that is the L.A. Model to all of the remaining juvenile facilities,” Mitchell said.

In Los Angeles County, the juvenile hall average daily population has fallen by approximately 39% from 933 in FY 2012-13 to 571 in FY 2018-19. The camp population has seen an even more dramatic decrease, with the average daily population of youth in probation camps decreasing by approximately 71% from 983 in FY 2012-13 to 287 in FY 2018-19.

This has been accomplished through a concerted effort to supervise young people in the lowest level need based on their risk – an initiative placing Los Angeles County Probation at the leading edge of a movement to reduce the negative influences of incarceration while still focusing on public safety.

“The collective commitment of Probation and our criminal justice partners to serve young people and their families in community-based settings has led to a historic decrease in youth crime and the closure of these facilities,” said L.A. County Chief Probation Officer Terri L. McDonald. “We remain dedicated to creating centers of excellence at our remaining facilities where the youth in our charge can thrive.”

Two of the closed camps will soon see a second life and will provide second chances. The Los Angeles County Probation Department will be the first in the nation to convert a former juvenile probation camp, Camp David Gonzales in Calabasas, into a residential training facility to support formerly justice-involved men aged 18-25 by providing life skills and job training.

The Department is also in the early stages of converting the former Challenger Memorial Youth Center in Lancaster into a similar type of program that would serve both men and women primarily from the Antelope Valley.

For more information about the Los Angeles County Probation Department and the services it provides, please visit probation.lacounty.gov.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

1 Comment

  1. John Cordova says:

    This is wonderful news. I would like to see the California Community Colleges become a partner in these converted sites to allow classes for short term training and reintegration of employable skills for these individuals.

Leave a Comment


LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the transfer of the operation of the John Anson Ford Theatres to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
The candidate filing period for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election is now open, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced Tuesday.
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District will hold its regular meeting, Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Tuesday to address the Board and Care crisis throughout the county.
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis that adopts a framework and associated funding to help the county's cities address their individual homelessness challenges.

Keep Up With Our Facebook
Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1978 - Southern Pacific Saugus depot closes; later moved & used as SCV Historical Society museum [story]
Two people were killed and four others, all students, were wounded when they were shot at Saugus High School Thursday morning.
2 Dead, 4 Wounded in Saugus High School Shooting
“Shooter, Shooter! There’s a shooter!” That was the first thing Saugus High School 10th-grader Nathan Ephren remembers hearing while he walked onto campus Thursday morning.
Saugus High Shooting Survivors Share Their Stories
Public officials released statements and posted comments to social media Thursday in the wake of the Saugus High School shooting Thursday morning.
Officials Weigh in on Saugus High School Shooting
The Santa Clarita community responded quickly to come to the aid of those affected by the shootings at Saugus High School Thursday morning.
Community Reaches Out to Those Affected by Saugus High Shooting
It was like any other day of the week for the Branch and Beltran families — making breakfast, getting ready for the day’s routine — until they heard a swarm of police surround Saugus High School on Thursday morning as an active shooter incident developed.
Centurion Way Residents React to Saugus High Shooting
1935 - Voters approve $22,000 construction bond to build a bigger Saugus School. WPA kicked in another $17,181. [story]
Saugus School
Today in SCV History (Nov. 14)
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the transfer of the operation of the John Anson Ford Theatres to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
County Names LA Phil New Operator of Ford Theatres
The candidate filing period for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election is now open, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan announced Tuesday.
Filing Period Now Open for 2020 Primary Candidates
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District will hold its regular meeting, Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 14: Greater LA County Vector Control Regular Meeting
Five College of the Canyons students won the People’s Choice Award at the International Interior Design Association's LA Haunt Couture show on Thursday, Oct. 24.
Five COC Students Win Interior Design Award
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Tuesday to address the Board and Care crisis throughout the county.
LA County to Intervene to Prevent Board and Care Closures
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies detained a man Wednesday who reportedly threatened to jump from a freeway overpass, after a reported disturbance on an out-of-town bus trip.
One Detained in Bizarre I-5 Freeway Disturbance
With the holiday season just around the corner, the College of the Canyons School of Visual and Performing Arts, or VAPA, has an exciting lineup of shows that are sure to delight family and friends of all ages well into the next year.
COC Visual, Performing Arts Sets Holiday Concerts at PAC
The Women’s Council of Realtors of Santa Clarita Valley invites local residents to help celebrate the installation of its 2020 Board members at the Sand Canyon Country club on Friday, November 22, at 6 p.m.
Nov. 22: Women’s Council of Realtors to Install 2020 Board
Santa Clarita veterans and residents are invited to board a Santa Clarita Transit coach for a patriotic ride to Knott’s Berry Farm for on Sunday, November 17.
Nov. 17: City Bus Service to Knott’s for ‘Military Tribute Days’
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Hilda Solis that adopts a framework and associated funding to help the county's cities address their individual homelessness challenges.
County Adopts Initiative for City Homelessness Funding
The Sulphur Springs Union School District board of trustees was scheduled Tuesday to consider the authorization of a $78 million bond measure to be placed on the March 2020 ballot.
Sulphur Springs Considers $78M School Bond Measure
The Santa Clarita Valley’s top cop, Capt. Robert Lewis, took a moment Tuesday to reflect on a county report showing the SCV Sheriff’s Station received the second-highest number of commendations from the public and tied for third place for receiving the most complaints among Los Angeles County sheriff’s stations, bureaus and divisions.
Capt. Lewis Reflects on Latest OIG Findings
The Santa Clarita City Council voted Tuesday night to extend a temporary ban on new sales of flavored tobacco products through October 2020.
City Council Extends Moratorium on Flavored Tobacco Products
Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom joined the California Museum, the state's official history museum, in announcing the 13th class of inductees into the California Hall of Fame.
Dec. 13: Induction of California Hall of Fame 13th Class
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station would like to hear from Castaic residents who might help solve a series of property thefts from vehicles late Monday night.
Detectives Seek Info on Vehicle Property Thefts in Castaic
Department of Water Resources officials lifted a caution advisory Friday about the threat of algae for both Pyramid Lake and Castaic Lake.
Algae Threat Removed for Pyramid Lake, Castaic Lake
A man identified by deputies as a transient was arrested in Newhall on the weekend on suspicion of attempted arson after allegedly setting magazines and papers on fire and then throwing them in planters.
Detectives Arrest Transient on Suspicion of Attempted Arson
%d bloggers like this: