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The Superintendent oversees the immediate management and business matters for Institutional Services at the Juvenile Detention Facility located at 2880 East Gibson Road, Woodland, California and the Alternative Sentencing.

With the combined efforts of his staffing of over ninety, (80 sworn Peace Officers, 8 armed Officers, and Administrative Support Staff) public safety needs are met for minors in detention, provision of supervised community work projects for alternative sentencing, and public protection when transporting in-custody adult and juvenile defendants.

The Alternative Sentencing Program (ASP) contracts work with non-profit sites and allow court ordered defendants to perform work duties in lieu of incarceration. Additionally, this program provides beautification services for various locations throughout Yolo County.

The Transportation Unit provides transportation services of adult and juvenile defendants to and from court hearings, designated treatment or placement facilities. Transportation services are also provided for the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department.

For additional information about the Juvenile Detention Facility and the Alternative Sentencing Program/Transportation Unit, click on the associated tabs. For agencies who would like to schedule a tour of the facility, please contact Ray Simmons at (530) 406-5306 or his Administrative Assistant, Joann Cornel at (530) 406-5392. Tours are only provided to law enforcement, state, county, local government and federal agencies.

Juvenile Detention Facility Volunteer Program

All interested volunteers who would like to participate in the existing volunteer programs already in place at the facility must first complete the volunteer application, undergo a criminal background check, and must be approved by the Institutional Services Director of the Detention Facility.

A copy of each applicant’s driver’s license or identification card is required with the Volunteer Application.  Please drop off your original signed/completed application at the Juvenile Detention Facility, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., or mail it to, 2880 E. Gibson Road, Woodland, 95776.  You may also call the facility in advance to schedule a Live Scan prior to submitting your volunteer application.

For New Programs:

Please call (530) 406-5300 and speak with our Program Coordinator. All programs are subject to approval by the Institutional Services Director of the Facility. Call (530) 406-5300 for information on the existing programs.