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RACINE- Racine County has proposed building a new, state-of-the-art Youth Development and Care Center along 3 Mile Road in the Village of Caledonia.

The YDCC will provide safe, evidence-based care, incorporating a trauma-informed approach, offering rehabilitative programs including mental health and substance abuse treatment, youth development/ prevention/intervention services, and gang diversion.

The YDCC will reduce detention capacity from 121 (capacity of current Juvenile Detention Center) to 48 youth; feature visitation space and time for families, including meals; provide additional classrooms, expanded seven-hour school day, and after-school and evening programming; and include multi-purpose rooms for use by youth, families, and community partners.

Racine County has compiled a list of frequently asked questions, to help answer questions that have arisen. It can be found at

In addition, Members of the public who wish to ask questions or submit written comments should complete a Comment Form at and submit it by email to Kristin Latus, Deputy Director of Human Services, at

Completed Comment Forms will be shared with the Racine County Board of Supervisors. Full County Board meetings include a public comment period. Individuals wishing to provide public comment in writing in lieu of attending County Board meetings may submit them by email to prior to 12 p.m. on the date of the meeting (upcoming scheduled meetings: August 24, September 14, September 28, and October 4).