Transitional age youth program in Juvenile Hall to be implemented |

Transitional age youth program in Juvenile Hall to be implemented

​Gov. Brown signed Public Safety SB 1004 on Sept. 30, to allow five California counties to implement a deferred entry of judgement pilot program to house Transitional Age Youth (18-21 years old) in their Juvenile Halls and seal their record upon successful completion. The five counties include Nevada, Napa, Butte, Santa Clara and Alameda.

The Chief Probation Officers of California sponsored SB 1004 to provide appropriate housing, programs and services needed by Transitional Age Youth. SB 1004 will allow the Nevada County Probation Department to implement a three-year pilot program to house transitional age youth offenders in the Juvenile Hall instead of county jail.

Preventing flu

With the onset of flu season, Nevada County Public Health Department recommends that community members 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine this season, particularly those who are medically vulnerable. Getting a flu shot can prevent illness, reduce the effects of an illness if one is infected, help reduce missed work and school, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations, or possibly even death.

Flu activity varies from year to year, so it can be difficult to predict. However, a lot of time and effort goes into developing an effective vaccine each year. The variables that are taken into account include which influenza viruses are making people ill, the extent to which those viruses are spreading, and how effective the previous vaccines were against those viruses.

This year, the vaccine will protect against the four strains of flu virus that researchers believe are the most likely to hit the U.S. Flumist nasal spray will not be available this year because researchers determined the injectable vaccine was more effective.

The Public Health Department offers several opportunities to get flu shots. On Friday, Oct. 21, the county will host its annual Drive-Thru Flu Clinic from noon to 4 p.m. at Twin Cities Church, 11726 Rough and Ready Highway in Grass Valley.

Additionally, flu shots are offered for ages 6 months and older during regularly scheduled and extended (through December) clinic hours at 500 Crown Point Circle. Every second, third and fourth Thursday, excluding holidays, flu shots are offered: 10 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The second and fourth Thursdays are regular children’s clinic, so wait times may be longer. For more information, call 530-265-7265.

Nevada County hosting statewide association conference

​Nevada County Facilities Management is hosting the California Counties Facilities Services Association at the Gold Miners Inn /Holiday Inn Express in Grass Valley. This is the 30th year the association has been actively promoting excellence in county facilities operations and the third time Nevada County has hosted this conference. Nevada County has been awarded the association’s Award of Excellence in Facilities Management three times over the last 10 years. Counties included at this conference include Sacramento, Yolo, San Diego, Lake, Alameda, Shasta, and Tuolumne. Topics at the meeting will include water savings, ADA requirements in jails, security for county facilities, and the new state transgender requirements for public and employee restrooms. The conference will be held Oct. 13-14.

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