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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 2.5. YOUTHS [1700 - 2250]

  ( Division 2.5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 937. )

CHAPTER 2. Youth Center and Youth Shelter Bond Act of 1988 [2000 - 2025]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [2000 - 2001]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1. )


This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Youth Center and Youth Shelter Bond Act of 1988.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1.)


For purposes of this chapter:

(a) “Acquiring” means obtaining ownership of an existing facility in fee simple for use as a youth center or youth shelter.

(b) “Altering” or “renovating” means making modifications to an existing facility which are necessary for cost-effective use as a youth center or youth shelter, including restoration, repair, expansion, and all related physical improvements.

(c) “Applicant” means any local agency or nonprofit private agency or organization, and any joint venture of public and nonprofit private agencies or organizations.

(d) “Constructing” means the purchase or building of a new facility, including the costs of land acquisition and architectural and engineering fees.

(e) “Department” means the Department of the Youth Authority.

(f) “Equipment” means tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of three hundred dollars ($300) or more.

(g) “Fund” means the 1988 County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure and Youth Facility Bond Fund, created pursuant to Section 4496.10 of the Penal Code.

(h) “Nonprofit” means an institution or organization which is owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations with no part of the net earnings benefiting any private shareholder or individual.

(i) “Programs” means a variety of services and activities provided in a youth center, including, but not limited to, recreation, health and fitness, delinquency prevention such as antigang programs and how-to resistance to peer group pressures, counseling for such problems as drug and alcohol abuse and suicide, citizenship and leadership development, and youth employment.

(j) “Services” means those services provided in youth shelters, including, but not limited to, food, shelter, counseling, outreach, basic health screening, referral and linkage to other services offered by public and private agencies, and long-term planning for reunification with the family or in a suitable home where family reunification is not possible.

(k) “Youth center” means a facility where children, ages 6 to 17, inclusive, come together for programs and activities.

(l) “Youth shelter” means a facility that provides a variety of services to homeless minors living on the street to assist them with their immediate survival needs and to help reunite them with their parents or, as a last alternative, find a suitable home.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1535, Sec. 1.)

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