The Signal

City receives update on Camps Scott, Scudder

Saugus facilities are recommende­d to be new homes of violent juvenile offenders

- By Kev Kurdoghlia­n

The Santa Clarita City Council received a brief report Tuesday about Camps Scott and Scudder, two Saugus facilities recommende­d by the Juvenile Justice Coordinati­ng Council’s Juvenile Justice Realignmen­t Block Grant Ad-Hoc Subcommitt­ee in May to become the new homes of violent juvenile offenders in Los Angeles County.

Masis Hagobian, intergover­nmental affairs analyst for the city, told council members that the county has until Sept. 27 to provide the Board of Supervisor­s with a report that has assessed and ranked all licensed juvenile facilities in the county in a search for alternativ­e locations to site juvenile offenders.

City staff have participat­ed in the public meetings conducted by the subcommitt­ee, which met Thursday, according to


The Board of Supervisor­s is also expecting a second report on Oct. 27.

“That is when the full draft plan is due back to the Board of Supervisor­s and staff expects a review of the plan and then action taken by the Board of Supervisor­s in September,” he said.

Hagopian said that the state’s deadline for counties to submit their plans for accepting juvenile offenders is Jan. 1, 2022.

The subcommitt­ee and county staff toured 10 of 12 sites, including Camps Scott and Scudder, though they did at undisclose­d times.

Councilman Jason Gibbs, who asked the initial question about the camps Tuesday night, asked city staff to promote informatio­n about the subcommitt­ee’s virtual meetings through the city’s communicat­ion channels.

The City Council will meet again at City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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