Santa Cruz County Probation Department
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Santa Cruz County Probation Department|
|Address:||P.O. Box 1812|
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1812
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 8-5|
|Description:||Probation provides community-based correctional services that are an alternative to incarceration for juvenile and adult offenders.
The Probation Department operates as an arm of the Court and is responsible for services required by the Adult and Juvenile Courts. The department is divided into three divisions: Adult, Juvenile and Institutions. The Adult and Juvenile divisions perform both investigative and supervision functions. The Graham Hill Road office maintains operations of the juvenile facility, with 24 hour care of juveniles ordered by the Court to remain detained. This office also houses the Juvenile Division, support staff, and the Assistant Chief Probation Officer. The Water Street offices house the Adult Division and the Chief Probation Officer. An office is maintained in Watsonville providing departmental services for both adults and juveniles. The Probation Department is responsible for the staffing and operation of Juvenile Hall as well as the Work Furlough and Pretrial services programs.
Each offender on probation is assigned to a probation officer whose goal is to provide opportunity to the offender in becoming a productive, law-abiding citizen while maintaining community safety. Probation officers are sworn peace officers and may arrest those who violate court orders or probation conditions.
The probation department provides services as determined by the law, court orders, the risk the offender presents to the community, and the needs of the offender and family. More information is available by calling (831) 454-3800 or at the website, sccounty01.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/prb/index.asp.
Juvenile Probation Department
3650 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA 95018-9571
Phone: (831) 454-3800
Fax: (831) 454-3827
Adult Probation/Admin Office
303 Water Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 454-2150
Fax: (831) 454-3327
Adult and Juvenile Probation
1430 Freedom Boulevard
Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 763-8070
Fax: (831) 763-8223
|Programs:||The Girls' Task Force creates access to resources that heal, empower, educate, build self-esteem and provide girls with alternatives to juvenile incarceration.
GirlZpace provides direct services for girls in the areas of trauma, health, family, and education.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation established the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) to reduce the number of children unnecessarily or inappropriately detained to minimize the number of youth who fail to appear in court or re-offend pending adjudication, to redirect public funds toward successful reform strategies, and to improve conditions of confinement.
Reclaiming Futures-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: This grant has funded the Probation Department to implement its strategic plan to improve and enhance substance abuse treatment within the juvenile justice system and to build pathways for youth to successful futures in the community.
Family Solutions (SB 163 Wraparound Program) is a program which seeks to strengthen families, so that youth who are at imminent risk for out of home placement, may continue living at home, with their families and in their communities. By using innovative and non-traditional approaches to case planning and service delivery, families become central to decision making and professional services for support of the family's vision for success.
Healthy Returns Initiative to improve the mental and physical health care for youth re-entering the community after detention in the juvenile hall.
Evening Center program is one of several detention alternatives in probation's continuum of services designed to serve as an immediate response for probation involved youth who are struggling with substance use/abuse, failing to comply with conditions of probation and/or as a response to new law violations. The program operates from 4-8 pm Monday-Friday and each Saturday youth participate in a community work project. Transportation is provided to and from the program and meals are served each evening.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Call for Information|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||Referred by other agency|
|Fees:||Call for Information|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Not Applicable|
|Funding Source:||County Government|
Foster Home Placement
|This record last modified September 11, 2012|