JUVENILE OFFENDER WORK PROGRAM:
This program gives minors the opportunity to give back to their community by completing Community Service work hours. These hours can be worked off in the community via schools, parks, nonprofit organizations and county grounds. One of the highlights of our work program is maintaining the collaborative garden located on the grounds of our detention facility. The produce provides nourishment for the youth detained in the facility as well as consumer from the local health agency, and any excess is given to local churches for the feeding of PATH (Poor And The Homeless).
This collaborative undertaking with Tehama County Schools targets truant youth. Monthly meetings with school officials, truancy officers, and the affected youth and family are conducted. If a contract with the youth and family is decided upon referrals to outreach services are provided. Periodic county wide truancy sweeps and close interaction with SARB and the Juvenile Court can impact school attendance.