Three Northern California counties receive state grant for new juvenile detention facility
A state grant has been awarded to Yuba County that will complete funding for construction of a new Tri-County Juvenile Hall in Marysville.
The state board of corrections voted to give the county $9.6 million for the project. That’s more than half of the $18 million price tag for the new 48-bed facility
The facility will be shared by Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties
The funding is part of a pot of money divided among eight California counties aimed at improving housing and facilities for youth offenders. The state championed the project as an example of regional cooperation that others may seek to emulate.
Colusa County originally planned to build its own $5.6 million facility, but approached the neighboring counties because of the relative low numbers of juvenile offenders there.
The Appeal-Democrat reports, “The site is on property that once contained the old Yuba County Hospital and more recently various county offices in now-demolished temporary buildings. It is across the street from the existing Bi-County Juvenile Hall.”