The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has approved funding to supplement educational services in the Juvenile Detention Facility for ORR youth. The Yolo County Board of Education is mandated by law to administer and operate educational services in the Juvenile Detention Facility. The Yolo County Office of Education is the provider of alternative education services in the county, which includes the Juvenile Detention Facility.
Through a grant from ORR, the Yolo County Probation Department houses up to 24 youth who meet criteria for secure placement in the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility. While at the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility, these youths receive comprehensive programming including educational, medical, mental health, and recreational services. The Yolo County Probation Department is committed to ensuring ORR youth receive quality services, including excellent educational opportunities. YCOE has determined that due to the nature of the program, the enrollment of ORR youth is unpredictable and inconsistent. This has caused YCOE to expend additional funds to maintain two classrooms, even when the ORR enrollment numbers do not support two classrooms. To ensure the provision of quality education at the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility, ORR has approved funds payable under this agreement to YCOE to support the academic program. This agreement between Yolo County and YCOE formalizes fiscal terms and expresses both entities commitment to collaboration in the delivery of the academic program for ORR youth at the Yolo County Juvenile Detention Facility.