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June 23, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Envisioning what he called a much-needed sanctuary for Ventura County's troubled youth, Justice Steven Z. Perren helped break ground Friday on a $65-million juvenile hall and treatment complex that will bear his name. "Some may see this as a children's jail, but it is much more than that," said Perren, the former Ventura County juvenile court judge who conceived of the integrated center, which will include rehabilitation programs, courtrooms and classrooms.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2001 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Envisioning what he called a much-needed sanctuary for Ventura County's troubled youth, Justice Steven Z. Perren helped break ground Friday on a $65-million juvenile hall and treatment complex that will bear his name. "Some may see this as a children's jail, but it is much more than that," said Perren, the former Ventura County juvenile court judge who conceived of the integrated center, which will include rehabilitation programs, courtrooms and classrooms.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999
Although a site has yet to be selected, Ventura County supervisors have agreed to apply for $40.5 million in state grants to build a juvenile justice detention center. Submission of the grant application to the state Board of Corrections will mean that the county agrees to pay $25 million of the project's estimated cost of $65 million. It also pledges to staff the facility, which could require hiring up to 98 additional probation officers by 2010.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
As a 2 1/2-year investigation of the scandal-plagued Ventura School neared completion Monday, officials at the juvenile prison said 15 employees have been fired or forced to resign for having improper relations with inmates. Five of the workers were forced out after California Youth Authority officials concluded they had sex with inmates, Supt. Greg Lowe said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
As a 2 1/2-year investigation of the scandal-plagued Ventura School neared completion Monday, officials at the juvenile prison said 15 employees have been fired or forced to resign for having improper relations with inmates. Five of the workers were forced out after California Youth Authority officials concluded they had sex with inmates, Supt. Greg Lowe said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1999
The director of the state prison system Wednesday suspended the top three administrators at scandal-plagued Ventura School after investigators found a two-decades-long pattern of mismanagement and sexual misconduct at the juvenile prison near Camarillo. Robert B. Presley, secretary of the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency, placed the administrators on paid leave pending a review of a scathing report released Wednesday by the state inspector general's office. School Supt.
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December 7, 1994 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They already suspected it was a bad idea. But after being frisked by guards, eyeballed by inmates and hustled into a cellblock at the Ventura School to be yelled at by a hard-eyed killer, these 13 Oxnard High freshmen were absolutely sure of it: Joining gangs is a really bad idea. A three-hour tour of the California Youth Authority's juvenile prison in Camarillo was enough to convince them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking the first step to reduce overcrowding at Juvenile Hall, Ventura County supervisors agreed Tuesday to join two area counties in establishing a military-style boot camp for nonviolent youth offenders. The supervisors voted unanimously to join Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in accepting an $865,000 federal grant to develop the juvenile camp. The county will have to come up with a matching amount of $140,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1999
Although a site has yet to be selected, Ventura County supervisors have agreed to apply for $40.5 million in state grants to build a juvenile justice detention center. Submission of the grant application to the state Board of Corrections will mean that the county agrees to pay $25 million of the project's estimated cost of $65 million. It also pledges to staff the facility, which could require hiring up to 98 additional probation officers by 2010.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1999
The director of the state prison system Wednesday suspended the top three administrators at scandal-plagued Ventura School after investigators found a two-decades-long pattern of mismanagement and sexual misconduct at the juvenile prison near Camarillo. Robert B. Presley, secretary of the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency, placed the administrators on paid leave pending a review of a scathing report released Wednesday by the state inspector general's office. School Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking the first step to reduce overcrowding at Juvenile Hall, Ventura County supervisors agreed Tuesday to join two area counties in establishing a military-style boot camp for nonviolent youth offenders. The supervisors voted unanimously to join Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in accepting an $865,000 federal grant to develop the juvenile camp. The county will have to come up with a matching amount of $140,000.
NEWS
December 7, 1994 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They already suspected it was a bad idea. But after being frisked by guards, eyeballed by inmates and hustled into a cellblock at the Ventura School to be yelled at by a hard-eyed killer, these 13 Oxnard High freshmen were absolutely sure of it: Joining gangs is a really bad idea. A three-hour tour of the California Youth Authority's juvenile prison in Camarillo was enough to convince them.
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