WHEN: Aug. 25, times as follows:
8:30–9:30 a.m.: Media/VIP Speakers Event and Tour
9–10 a.m.: Probation Friends and Family Tours
10–11:30 a.m.: Public Tours
WHERE: Sacramento County Youth Detention Facility (YDF); parking will be available at the YDF Visitor Center located at 4136 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827.
VISUALS: After a brief introduction for media/VIP in the Boys & Girls Club, located within the facility, a guided tour, opportunities to conduct interviews and display of the PbS awards will be available.
TOUR LOCATIONS OF INTEREST:
Multi-Sensory De-escalation Room (MSDR)
Boys and Girls Club
Pool and YMCA program
Garden program and mural
Sacramento Kings gifted mural
Facility Library- transformed living unit, with over 11,000 books
Residents within the facility will not be available to photograph or interview due to the current Juvenile Court Standing Order.
BACKGROUND: In 2017, approximately 1,850 youth spent time in the Youth Detention Facility. The Probation Department provides these youth with an environment encouraging pro-social behavior through behavior modification, education, recreation, medical and mental health services, counseling, and programming.
The open house will provide visitors with a first-hand look at the innovative programs and services offered throughout the facility. There will be programming staff during the tour available to provide information.
On August 10, the Youth Detention Facility was presented with a national honor, the Barbara Allen-Hagen Award, in Minneapolis, MN. The Barbara Allen-Hagen Award, established in 2007, is given to a correction, detention/assessment and community program who best exemplifies PbS’ commitment to treating all youths in custody as one of our own by developing and implementing strategic plans to change practices resulting in positive outcomes for youths, staff and families.
Sacramento’s Youth Detention Facility is the first in the nation to receive this award on three separate occasions (2011, 2013 and 2018).
For More Information Contact:
Prior to the Event
Chief Deputy Dave Semon
Office # (916) 875-6247
Day of the event
Deputy Probation Officer Monika Lopez
(916) 201-7104 (cell phone)
On the day of the event, if there are any questions, please contact Monika Lopez. She will have additional information available at the Media Registration table.
For more information about Performance-Based Standards, visit their website