Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Ventura Youth Correctional Facility Juvenile Firefighters to be Honored

Former CYA wards - Now CDF employees - To Speak to Juvenile Firefighters

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 14
Ventura Youth Correctional Facility
3100 Wright Road, Camarillo

The Sylvester Carraway Ventura Fire Camp, adjacent to the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility will be hosting their 6th Annual Firefighter Appreciation Dinner on Dec. 14. The ceremony honors the female and male juvenile firefighters for their hard work and community service for the prior calendar year while stationed at the camp.

"Positive Change Through Public Service" is the theme of this event. Richard Avina, a California Department of Forestry Firefighter, Ve Moua, a California Department of Forestry Fire Captain and Truong Nguyen, an engineer for the California Department of Forestry were all once wards at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation-Division of Juvenile Justice.

Assembly Member Audra Strickland (R-Moorpark) will serve as keynote speaker for this event. Sandra Youngen, the new Director of Facilities for the Division of Juvenile Justice, and other community dignitaries, are scheduled to attend the ceremony.