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Yolo County Manager of Operations & Strategy
(Public Information Officer)

Beth Gabor
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8042
FAX: (530) 669-4029
E-mail: beth.gabor@yolocounty.org

Juvenile Detention Facility Multi-Purpose Center Grand Opening Oct 10

Post Date:10/03/2017 2:33 PM

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) – On October 10 at 9:00 a.m., the Yolo County Probation Department will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of the new multi-purpose center, located at 2420 East Gibson Road in Woodland, adjacent to the Juvenile Detention Facility.

In 2010, Yolo County received an award from the California Board of State & Community Corrections, through Senate Bill (SB) 81, to construct the facility. SB81 awards were directed to juvenile justice realignment efforts created to reduce institutional commitments through the development of innovative programs at the county level. Yolo County’s resulting modern 11,320 square foot multi-purpose center was designed by Lionakis Beaumont Design Group and constructed by Broward Builders, Inc. Facility highlights include individual and group meeting rooms, a multi-purpose gym marked for a variety of sports, and a large audio/visual projector screen.

“We are excited to announce the completion of this multi-purpose center which supports our vision to provide effective and innovative services, while improving lives and creating a healthier and safer community,” said Yolo County Chief Probation Officer Brent Cardall.

The Juvenile Detention Facility’s new multi-purpose center affords the Probation Department with resources to successfully reintegrate youth into their communities by creating pro-social recreational options and providing families with the tools necessary to improve their relationships. The multi-purpose center provides space and opportunity to implement programs focused on promoting health and effective adolescent development and functioning, while connecting youth to positive community influences. The department also intends to utilize the space to expand best practice aftercare services for justice-involved youth. Both detained and non-detained youth and their families will have access to the center for therapeutic and rehabilitative programming, including family counseling and parenting classes. Year-round recreation activities will be provided, as well as a host of community events in a safe and supervised setting. Last, the center is designed to facilitate contact visits, eliminating the glass barrier separating families in traditional institution visits.

Guided tours of the multi-purpose center and the Juvenile Detention Facility are available following the ceremony. For more information, contact Institutional Services Director Ray Simmons (530) 406-5306.

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