S.O.L.D. Program Produces Graduate

In 2014, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office implemented the S.O.L.D. program (Second Opportunity at Life’s Decisions). This program is a partnership between the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Alternative Custody Program and the CHYBA (California Heritage Youth-Build Academy), located in Redding.

The S.O.L.D. program offers students 16-24 years of age an opportunity to prepare for high school diplomas, vocational school, college, and careers while dividing their time between onsite classes and the construction (or other vocational training) site. The curriculum integrates academics with life skills. Class sizes allow for one-on-one attention to students, and many students earn AmeriCorps education awards to help pay for college expenses. Tuition for attending CHYBA is free for students.

Kevin Williams was to serve 180 days in the Shasta County Jail for a felony conviction in Shasta County Superior Court. In December 2014, he was placed on the Shasta County Sheriff’s Alternative Custody Program to serve his time at the City of Shasta Lake Animal Control five days a week in lieu of physical (Jail) incarceration. During this time, Williams enrolled in CHYBA, and was taking classes five days a week in addition to serving at the animal control.

On June 12, 2015, Kevin Williams graduated from the S.O.LD. program with a High School Diploma.

Williams has since enrolled in the Shasta County Sheriff’s STEP-UP program and is set to start classes at Shasta College in the fall semester.

On behalf of Sheriff Tom Bosenko and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, we proudly congratulate Kevin Williams for his accomplishments and wish him success in his future endeavors.

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