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Broadcast date: 8/3/17

In 2016 San Luis Obispo County completed a $20 million expansion of its Juvenile Hall, increasing it from 18,000 to 42,000 square feet and from 45 to 65 beds. The project was many years in the making. The expansion project allowed the facility to expand the amount and quality of its services, such as implementing the new custody commitment camp program named, The Coastal Valley Academy (CVA), which is for 14-17 year old male and female youth who are moderate to high risk and in need of residential treatment. 

The Coastal Valley Academy (CVA) provides a safe and effective alternative to group homes, engaging the families in the treatment and reunification process. Youth participate in Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings as well as individual, family and group treatment, as well as pro social activities, including off-site activities, community service projects, and home passes.

Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with Jim Salio, Chief Probation Officer with the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department and Marguerite Harris, Chief Deputy and Superintendent of the Juvenile Hall as they discuss the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall Expansion Project and how it will enable them to provide family and individual evidence based residential treatment for wards of the court at the new Coastal Valley Academy (CVA).


Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.

Fred Munroe is a co-host of the KCBX talk show Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday afternoon from 1:00-2:00. Fred has successfully divided his time as a local entrepreneur, political leader, and communicator. He owns and manages two local firms addressing personal travel planning and public transportation; Travel With Fred and Ridership Development Consultants.