Fourth Of July Journey In SoCal Anticipated To Be In close proximity to Pre-Pandemic Levels

A system to transfer “serious” juvenile offenders to detention services in Santa Clarita on Bouquet Canyon Street is established to be mentioned by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. 

The movement, manufactured by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Holly Mitchell, instructs Camps Joseph Scott and Kenyon Scudder to be renovated inside 90 days so that the services can be employed by this juvenile offender inhabitants.

The juvenile detention camps are positioned inside of the boundaries of the City of Santa Clarita, on county-owned property that reaches in 600 feet of present residences, in accordance to the Metropolis. 

Past thirty day period, the Los Angeles County Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) subcommittee submitted a report recommending the use of Camps Scott and Scudder as very long-time period keeping services for all male offenders countywide.

If accepted the camps would residence offenders, in between the ages of 12 and 25 a long time old, convicted of crimes including murder, rape, arson and robbery.

The go was introduced forth soon after the signing of Senate Bill 823, which transferred the accountability for the custody, cure and supervision of youth to counties, efficient July 1, 2021.

SB 823 involves counties to generate a subcommittee, identified as the Division of Juvenile Justice, to acquire a plan describing the services, courses, placement and approaches essential to provide proper rehabilitative and supervision providers for the juvenile populace.

In a report asked for by the County and issued in December 2020 – Camps Scott and Scudder have been not even stated as alternatives for the relocation, in accordance to the City. 

However, the Youth Justice Reimagined Report does dedicate important assessment and consideration to other current juvenile services in the County and finally, recommends Camps Kilpatrick and Gonzales. 

“This motion was added to the agenda devoid of any communication with the City of Santa Clarita or our inhabitants,” mentioned Town officers. “This motion was built devoid of any consultation with the Town, and the Santa Clarita Town Attorney’s Business is at present evaluating all authorized solutions.”

The report cites safety, remoteness from close by communities, capacity for vocational and instructional training, and a therapeutic environment as elements that attributed to their final recommendation.

On June 23, the Santa Clarita City Council unanimously voted to oppose the system, including there had been “no attempts made” by the County DJJ Subcommittee in participating with customers of the neighborhood.

Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who represents Santa Clarita, reported she is going to search into option web-sites to home the offenders, like 3 other camps in Los Angeles County.

Barger ensured there is envisioned to be ample time for community comment on this movement for the assembly on Tuesday. 

For extra information and facts, see the agenda for the July 13 assembly below.