Community-based programming & Juvenile Probation

By working together, Juvenile Probation and community can help youth and families succeed.

Partnering with community

San Francisco has many community-based organizations and individuals who work with at risk and justice-involved young people. Deputy Probation Officers refer youth to positive youth development, vocational, educational, recreational, and behavioral health services in their community. These services help youth complete their case plan, meet court-ordered conditions, and prevent new justice system contacts. Most community-based services are funded by the Department of Children, Youth, and their Families (DCYF) through the Justice Services portfolio.

In Juvenile Hall and the Secure Youth Treatment Facility, we collaborate with community-based organizations to deliver services tailored to both short-term detention episodes and long-term, secure commitments for youth and young adults up to age 25. 

Communications Agreements

In the summer of 2021, representatives from the Juvenile Probation Department and the Juvenile Justice Providers’ Association (JJPA), a network of juvenile justice community-based organizations, came together to draft a set of communication agreements to serve as a guide for working together on behalf of young people involved in the juvenile justice system in San Francisco. We encourage all juvenile justice stakeholders to read and promote the agreements.

Programs & Services in Juvenile Hall

Last updated October 19, 2022