Probation - Juvenile Division
The primary responsibilities of the Juvenile Division are as follows:
- The supervision and case management of youth placed on probation by the Superior Court, or Informal Probation by the Probation Department.
- Serving the court by the provision of disposition investigations and recommendations; detention investigations and ongoing monitoring of juvenile cases.
- Engaging youth and strengthening families with evidence based treatment and interventions to address the behaviors which led to delinquent conduct.
- In collaboration with partner agencies and Inyo County schools, the provision of early intervention programs for pre-delinquent youth.
In 2016, the Probation Department, in collaboration with Inyo County Health and Human Services, initiated Juvenile Service Redesign due to juvenile delinquency declining both locally and statewide, and the declining population housed at the Inyo County Juvenile Center. Juvenile Service Redesign resulted in transitioning the Juvenile Center into a Special Purpose Juvenile Hall utilized for weekend commitments for youth found in violation of probation by the Court. Staff formerly employed at the Juvenile Center were transitioned into the community as Rehabilitation Specialists, where they provide programming to early intervention youth and youth on probation. Programming, in collaboration with Inyo County Health and Human Services and Inyo County schools, occurs primarily in Inyo County schools and at various locations throughout Inyo County.