The Sonoma County Probation Department provides a variety of juvenile supervision services. These services are designed to address the particular needs of our clients and their families, with care taken to ensure that they receive the type and level of monitoring appropriate to maximize their success, while maintaining public safety. At the onset of the case, the youth and family will participate in a Child and Family Team meeting. This is a collaborative process that will help identify specific areas to be addressed while the youth is on probation.
When assigned to a regular supervision caseload, a youth and parent/guardian can expect support from the Probation Department in facilitating particular Court orders regarding community service work, substance abuse counseling or other counseling as directed. The Probation Officer provides general supervision by making home and school visits. Should the youth fail to comply with Court orders, a supervision Officer can respond informally, with responses such as referrals to treatment programs. The Officer may also choose to place the youth in detention if it is believed that he/she is a danger to self or others.
Specialty supervision services include gang, wraparound, sex offender, and placement caseloads.