Youth Development and Care Center FAQs

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RACINE – Racine County has proposed to build a new state-of-the-art youth care and development center along 3 Mile Road in the Village of Caledonia.

YDCC will provide safe, evidence-based care, incorporating a trauma-informed approach, offering rehabilitation programs including mental health and addictions treatment, development/prevention/intervention services for youth and gang diversion.

The YDCC will reduce the detention capacity from 121 (current juvenile detention center capacity) to 48 youths; provide space and visiting time for families, including meals; providing additional classrooms, an extended seven-hour school day, and after-school and evening programs; and include multi-purpose rooms for use by youth, families and community partners.

Racine County has compiled a list of frequently asked questions, to help answer questions that arise. It can be found at rootcounty.com/youthdevelopmentcarecenter.

Additionally, members of the public who wish to ask questions or submit written comments should complete a feedback form at rootcounty.com/home/showpublisheddocument/38247 and submit it via email to Kristin Latus, Assistant Director of Social Services, to Kristin.Latus@rootcounty.com.

Completed feedback forms will be shared with the Racine County Board of Supervisors. Full County Council meetings include a public comment period. Persons wishing to provide written public comments in lieu of attending county council meetings may email them to RCClerk@racinecounty.com by noon on the day of the meeting (next scheduled meetings: August 24, September 14, September 28, and October 4).

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