Supervision and Placement
Staff from this Unit supervises youth that are placed on probation, either formally (under 602 of the Welfare and Institutions Code) or informally (under 654 of the Welfare and Institutions Code). Probation officers are assigned to local schools and they provide supervision services such as ensuring compliance with probation conditions, notifying Juvenile Court of violations of conditions and providing assistance to victims of juvenile crime.
In addition, this unit provides supervision services to youth who have been placed into residential group homes by order of the Juvenile Court.
For more information regarding youth placement read the Placement Booklet.
Juvenile Drug Court
This is a voluntary program in collaboration with the District Attorney, Public Defender and the Juvenile Court for youth with substance abuse problems. Community based organizations in Marin County provide intensive drug and alcohol treatment to the youth and their families. The Probation Department closely supervises the youth in this program, through contacts at their school, in their homes, and at the weekly Drug Court sessions, they are required to attend.
The electronic monitoring program is an alternative form of detention available to youth who have been ordered to serve time in custody. Youth selected for this program are monitored around the clock while they serve detention in their homes. This form of supervision allows youth to continue to participate in education, employment and/or treatment while they complete their commitment.
For more information on these programs, please contact Tony Raitano.