A group of 50 education, criminal justice and medical officials from China will tour an innovative juvenile facility in Ventura Wednesday to study the newest approach to treating juvenile delinquency.
The group will tour the Colston Youth Center, Clifton Tatum Center, Juvenile Restitution Project and Gateway Community School.
The facilities share a campus setting at 380 N. Hillmont Ave.
After the morning tour, the Chinese officials will be welcomed with an hour-long lunch and public ceremony at the Clifton Tatum patio beginning at 11:45 a.m.
Daniel A. Flynn, principal of Juvenile Court Schools for the Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, said the group is interested in learning more about the Colston Youth Center.
First funded by the state in 1983 as a model program, the Colston Youth Center is based on an inter-agency approach to teaching troubled youths, Flynn said.