JUVENILE INTAKE/COURT INVESTIGATIONS
MISSION: To protect the public by assessment of public safety risks and personal needs of referred juvenile offenders and to provide investigative reports with dispositional recommendations to the Juvenile Court.
JUVENILE COMMUNITY SUPERVISION/ PLACEMENT PREVENTION
MISSION: To protect the public while minimizing juvenile placement out of the parental home and in residential treatment facilities for selected high-risk offenders, doing so by providing coordinated community-based risk reduction services, using a multi-agency approach.
JUVENILE RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT UNIT
MISSION: To protect the public and provide risk reduction treatment programs by the placement of Juvenile Court Wards in residential treatment facilities, and the monitoring of these wards while in placement.
GANG VIOLENCE SUPPRESSION TASK FORCE
MISSION: To increase public safety by suppressing gang activity and providing education to community youth.
- The GVS Task Force is comprised of staff from several disciplines: a prosecuting district attorney; police officer; probation officer, members of the school district -- mentor/counselors
- This is a multi-disciplinary approach to gang suppression by maintaining cooperative working partnerships and beneficial sharing of information. Coordination among collaborative agencies to implement consistent and compatible data systems is necessary to share information and ensure the best outcomes. This true team approach is directed at reducing and/eliminating gang related activity.
- Effective intervention in enforcing probation conditions involve: Intensive supervision/monitoring; conducting routine searches; conducting drug urinalysis; checking school attendance; checking for curfew violations; and enforcing the gang registration order; providing gang prevention and education services at local schools.