• September 16, 2022

Secure Youth Treatment Facility Young Adults Moved to Campus Kilpatrick

Secure Youth Treatment Facility Young Adults Moved to Campus Kilpatrick

Secure Youth Treatment Facility Young Adults Moved to Campus Kilpatrick 300 300 Peter Okoye

Media Contact: Probation Media
Prob-news@probation.lacounty.gov, (562) 315-3388

For Immediate Release:
September 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES—On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, the Los Angeles County Probation Department moved six young adults part of the Secure Youth Treatment Facility (SYTF) program at Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall (BJNJH) to Campus Kilpatrick where the Transformative Restorative Innovative (Tri) Academy was established as a response to Senate Bill 823 (SB 823).

In September 2020, Senate Bill 823 was signed into law. The signing of this bill initiated the closure of the California Department of Rehabilitation Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). As a result, DJJ intake closed for most youth on July 1, 2021, and local counties became responsible for housing programming and treatment of youth previously committed to DJJ.

The young adults will follow the LA Model, The LA Model at Campus Kilpatrick is a small-group treatment model that is youth-centered and embodies a culture of care. The model’s central framework relies on all campus staff, including Probation, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, the Department of Mental Health, and Health Services, to provide integrated services that aim to cultivate opportunities for growth and healing.

The Los Angeles County Probation Department has collaborated with county agencies and community partners over the past several months. Security enhancements have been made, and appropriate staffing and programming are in place.

The well-being of the young adults in our care and our staff is of the utmost importance. Our employees are dedicated, trained professionals and best qualified to do this work.

Together we will navigate this transition and continue to help rebuild lives and provide safer communities.