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					Parent Info Link         Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall                August 2008

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS - A GALA EVENT AT THE HALL
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                                                           In this Issue
                                                           Fitness Donation                1. 2
                                                           Knock Out Dog Fighting            3
                                   24 Hour Fitness
                                   donated this exercise   Hot August Nights               4, 5
                                   and fitness equip-
                                                           Hot August Nights Photos          6
                                   ment. Read the story
                                   on page 2.              Volunteer Programs & Contact Info. 7
                                                           Mission Statement                 8
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    24 Hour Fitness Donates Exercise and Fitness Equipment for Minors                                                       Mixed Marshal Artists Join Kris Crawford to Knock Out Dog Fighting!
                                                                                                                                                      Mixed martial artists (MMA) Jose
                                                                                                                                                      Palacios who fights for Strike-
                                                                                                                                                      force and Anthony “Rumble”
                                                                                                                                                      Johnson whofights for the UFC
                                                                                                                                                      joined Kris Crawford and her
                                                                                                                                                      pitbull Tahoe to talk to the mi-
                                                                                                                                                      nors in 3 living kunits about the
                                                                                                                                                      cruelty of dog fighting. It’s part
                                                                                                                                                      of the “Knock Out Dog Fight-
                                                                                                                                                      ing” program created by former
                                                                                                                                                      Search and Rescue dog handler
                                                                                                                                                      Crawford to combat the cruel and      “My pit bulls Cheyenne, Dakota, and
                                                                                                                                                      inhumane activity of dog fighting.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Tahoe and I have influenced children
                                                                                                                                                       They talked about why dog fight-
                                                                                                                                                                                            all over the world through safety pro-
    For years, the gym at Juvenile Hall had one bench                                                                                                 ing isn’t cool and and alterna-
    with mis-matched free weight plates and two rusty                                                                                                 tives to fighting your dog such as    grams at schools, working with dis-
    multi-purpose stations. Those dinosaurs were not                                                                                                  agility training and competitions     abled and abused children, appearing
    a pretty sight. More importantly the machines were                                                                                                or animal assisted therapy. They      on Animal Planet, and participating in
    unsafe. Fortunately, nobody has been injured. The                                                                                                 also talked about the nature of       many other activities. Still, there was
    Osborne School, Physical Education Department,                                                                                                    dogs in general and pit bulls
    was limited to a few exercises that the minors could                                                                                                                                    one segment of the population I felt I
                                                                                                                                                      specifically as well as animal
    perform safely.                                                                                                                                                                         couldn’t reach. That’s why I recruited
                                                                                                                                                      abuse, second chances and how
    Probation Manager Nick Birchard and Supervising                                                                                                   to become responsible and con-        Mixed Martial Arts fighters to help,
    Group Counselor Terry Ugalde set out to find a reso-                                                                                              tributing members of society.         because many children and young
    lution over a year ago. The best solution was to get                                                                                              Palacios and Johnson placed an        adults around the world look up to
    rid of the old equipment and replace it with new ones.                                                                                            emphasis on self-respect, self-       these fighters and view them as role
    Juvenile Hall made connections with Bob Lopez, Fa-
                                                                                                                                                      discipline, and self-motivation be-   models. We produce Public Service
    cilities Supervisor of 24 Hour Fitness – Eastbay. He
                                                                                                                                                      cause they pointed out that one       Announcements, visit schools, chil-
    explained that it would be difficult, but guaranteed to
                                                                                                                                                      cannot succeed in MMA or as a
    give the effort to provide exercise equipent for the mi-                                                                                                                                dren’s groups, and juvenile deten-
                                                                                                                                                      Search and Rescue dog handler
    nors at Juvenile Hall. Within four days, Mr. Lopez con-                                                                                                                                 tion centers, with the message that
    tacted Supervising Group Counselor Omar Ventura                                                                                                   without it. The minors asked lots
                                                                                                                                                      of questions about MMA training,      dog fighting is not a symbol of power,
    with an offer to donate over $30,000 of gym-quality/
    commercial equipment. Along with the help of the B2                                                                                               dogs and training. They were          strength, or greatness.
    Life Skills minors, Mr. Lopez and his crew delivered                                                                                              also enthralled with Tahoe who          I beleive one of the most effective
    the equipment and assembled every machine.                 their lives in the proper direction. Their donation, along                             looked with a benevolent and
                                                                                                                                                                                            ways to stop the cycle of violence
                                                               with the Osborne School Staff, makes it possible for our                               approving eye on minors and
    On behalf of the Santa Clara County Probation De-          youth to understand the benefits of physical education                                 fighters alike.                       is to teach young people about the
    partment, we would like to thank 24 Hour Fitness for       and a healthy lifestyle. As our youth transition back to                                                                     proper treatment of animals. This
    their gracious donation of exercise and fitness equip-                                                                                            Thank you Jose, Anthony, Kris
                                                               the community, we want to ensure that it is a successful                               and Tahoe for coming to the hall!     type of education can create a cycle
    ment. Their generosity will make an immediate im-          one. For all the minors and staff of the department, we
    pact in the lives of our youth that we work with. With                                                                                            We hope you will visit again and      of a different sort: a cycle of compas-
                                                               want to extend our deepest gratitude.
    support from successful corporations like 24 Hour                                                                                                 talk to more of our kids about        sion.” Kris Crawford, For Pits Sake
    Fitness, we can provide our youth a chance to head                                                                                                knocking out dog fighting.            Visit www.forpitssake.org for more info
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Parent Info Link                   Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall                             Parent Info Link                          Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall


                   HOT AUGUST NIGHTS!
                                                                                                The entertainment was as hot as
                                                                                                the weather and all who attended
                                                                                                enjoyed the music and BBQ.
                                                                                                The first up was Johnny L. who
                                                                                                came into sing and shake a leg El-
                                                                                                vis style. Rudy Madrid also came
                                                                                                by to sing a few tunes. The highlight
                                                                                                though was a Slam Poetry event.
                         Hot August Nights is a program where both staff and minors are         Our guest “Candyman” stole the
                         encouraged to have a good time within the confines of this insti-      show. His inspiration and message
                         tution. It starts with a friendly competition two weeks in advance.    was unique, young and timely for
                         Each unit (12) is given two car models to transform into a scene       our kids and he lit the stage with his
                         from the fifties, which is a challenge considering the fifties is a    words.
                         time where little is familiar to them. That’s where our staff aid in   Our own Beat Within program or-
                         their exposure to a historical time.                                   ganized our kids to take the stage
                         The displays that were carried into the field on the day of the        and perform their slam poetry and
                         event were amazing (see pics on page 6). Some took the Las             prose which was fun and expres-
                         Vegas strip and designed a very fancy miniature replica, others        sive for our kids. All in all the event
                         took the drive-in movies and the beach scene movies up close           was a great success and promises
                         and in color. This year’s first place went to unit G2. Their display   to become an annual here in Juve-
                         included a diner attached to a drive in movie showand spanned          nile Hall.
                         two tables with an attenetion to detail that delighted those who       A special thanks to John Beard and
                         saw it. Second place went to B12 living unit who designed a            Kevin Cooper for their efforts to
                         Gothem City featuring Batman. Third place was B8 who also cre-         make this Hot August nights hap-
                         ated a scene with a Batman theme. So how does a Batman and             pen, Revell Company for donating
                         Hot August night theme go together? Well it doesn’t but the kids       model cars, the JH staff commit-
                         who designed the displays were so pumped up and enthused               tee. Mr. Ventura, Ms. Valdespino.
                         about their production that they couldn’t be denied a chance to        Ms. Uchiyama, Ms. Hernandez, Mr.
                         compete. And when all twelve displays were set out, each theme         Fernandez, Mr. Guerrero, Ms. Trot-
                         could have won a prize for originality.                                ter, Mr. Ryan, Ms. Perez, our MAAC
                         Judges were chosen from varies departments in JH and included          partners from CYO, Mr. Alvarez, Mr.
                         several volunteers. They selected the top three winners along          Marez and Ms. Norma , MACSA
                         with 12 categories so that all the kids were winners.                  Mr. Martinez and Mr. Ozuna and
                                                                                                of course our car and motorcycles
                         The first place winner also received — Red Brick Pizza, the sec-       volunteers and coordinators Paul
                         ond, root beer floats and the third, Panera bakery delights. But       Reyes and Tito Salas who made
                         the real prize is the creativity that is drawn out and expressed in    this all possible.
                         such a healthy fun and exciting mannter.
                                                                                                A unique shout out to Candyman
                         Then the real Hotrods drove onto the field. This year we had 25        who came in and rocked the house.
                         cars and 5 custom Harley Davidson motorcycles that were driven         And David Madrid for the hook ups.
                         onto the property by a group of volunteers organized by Paul           Thanks to all of you for the time and
                         Reyes and Tito Salas. The outrageously beautiful cars were             generosity that was needed to make
                         then driven out on the grass where our young people could walk         this event such a success.
4                        around each one and talk with the owners of the vehicles. Our                                                                                   5
                                                                                                                       by Liz Alameda
Parent Info Link                   Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall   Parent Info Link                                               Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS PHOTO EDITION!                                      SCC Probation Department’s Volunteer Programs in JH
                                                                      Alcoholics Anonymous: Group meetings for minors with alcohol abuse problems.
                                                                      Alateen Alannon: Group meetings for minors who are related to people with alcohol abuse issues.
                                                                      The Beat Within: A weekly publication of writings and artworks by minors in local JHs.
                                                                      Catalyst for Youth Garden: A horticulture therapy program that revolves around planting and tending a garden
                                                                      within the compound of buildings that comprise the Juvenile Hall Facility.
                                                                      Fashion Design: A design and sewing class for female minors implemented by Catalyst for Youth volunteers.
                                                                      Flower and Feast Programs: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Thanksgiving volunteers under the direction of
                                                                      Megan Williams come into assist minors with making flower arrangement for family members. On Xmas, again
                                                                      under Ms. Williams program, volunteers create and serve a buffet dinner in every living unit.
                                                                      Foster Grandparent Programs: Volunteers over the age of 60 who provide supportive care, training, compan-
                                                                      ionship and social contact with minors.
                                                                      Furry Friends: Pet assisted therapy services where volunteers bring in animals for minors to interact with.
                                                                      Girl Scouts: Program that targets gang prevention for females.
                                                                      Hair Care: Hair cut services are provided for all minors on a rotating schedule.
                                                                      Health Realization (HR): a teaching model that is used in prevention, intervention and treatment. HR teaches
                                                                      about how the human mind works, how an individual’s experience of life is created and how much each person
                                                                      uses or misuses his/her ability to think. HR is taught on a weekly basis to designated living units.
                                                                      Heart of Chaos Expressive Arts Program: Teaches a variety of mediums to several living units.
                                                                      Narcotics Anonymous: Group meetings for minors with drug abuse problems.
                                                                      Next Door Solutions: Program that raises awareness about domestic violence and datng violence.
                                                                      Planned Parenthood: Program that targets teens who are at risk for teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted dis-
                                                                      eases and violence. Week long workshop educates minors about family life and issues surrounding intercourse.
                                                                      Religious Services: An assigned Chaplain oversees all religious services provided for minors.
                                                                      Santa: During the Christmas holiday, Mr. Wallau assisted by several volunteer elves pass out Christmas pres-
                                                                      ents to all the minors in custody.
                                                                      Zohar Dance Company: Internationally acclaimed dancer/teacher Ehud Krauss instructs minors on various
                                                                      forms of high energy dance.

                                                                      Contacts (all numbers are in the 408 area code)       Living Unit Supervisors
                                                                      Asian American Recovery Services 271-3900             B2, B3     Omar Ventura             278-5869
                                                                      CYO: California Youth Outreach 280-0203               B4         William Moore            278-5877
                                                                      Catalyst for Youth/Heart of Chaos 269-3356            B5, B6     Jim Tarshis              278-5863
                                                                      FLY: Fresh Lifelines for Youth 299-7789               B7         Dwight Richardson        278-5860
                                                                      Friends Outside 295-6033                              B8, B9     Alicia Garcia            278-5861
                                                                      Gardner Family Care Corp. 287-6200                    G1, G2     Kris Leisten             278-5862
                                                                      MACSA 928-5820                                        B11, B12   Elsa Jennings            278-5859
                                                                      Next Door Solutions 279-2962                          Inside Out Newsletter
                                                                      Juvenile Hall Visiting 278-5810                       Editor/Photographer: Joanne Hobbs 269-3356
6                                                                     Juvenile Hall Main 278-5820                           Contributing Editor/Photographer: Liz Alameda            7
                                                                                                                            Publisher: Liz Alameda, MAAC & Programs 278-5960
Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall Mission Statement

The Mission of Juvenile Hall as a detention facility is to provide an environment where the safety
and security of the minors is our highest priority. We ensure that our youth receive the nutritional,
educational, medical and mental health services as mandated by the state. While upholding the
orders of the Court, we thereby contribute to the common effort of protecting the community.
Further, we are committed to a standard of excellence in humane treatment.


Goals and Aspirations—With Dedication We Pledge to Strive For:

Professionalism – We act with fairness, consistency and without bias, while facing the daily chal-
lenges of working with delinquent behavior.

Positive Role Modeling – We believe it is through our actions and guidance that we make the
greatest impact.

Integrity – We strive to maintain honest, ethical and moral behavior within and outside of our pro-
fession of working with delinquent behavior.

Individual Worth – We value the importance of the individual while respecting cultural diversity.

Professional Development – We recognize that continuous education and training create the most
effective staff.

Enrichment in Programming – We extend our positive influence throughout the community and
within our institution through the development of socially beneficial programs.

Community Involvement – We recognize the value of and utilize the community resources to side
in our effort to effect positive change in our youth.




                                              Juvenile Hall
                                         840 Guadalupe Parkway
                                           San Jose, CA 95110
                                              408-278-5820

				
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