Juvenile probation provides comprehensive services to the youth, the
community and other juvenile justice agencies. The principal
mandated tasks accomplished by the division are the preparation of
investigative reports and dispositional recommendations to the Juvenile
Court, and community supervision of minors placed under the jurisdiction
of the juvenile court. The division provides comprehensive
prevention, intervention and enforcement program service elements.
Program elements include the Dan Avenue Day Reporting Center (DADRC),
The Probation and School Success
Program (PASS), Juvenile Offender Work Program,
Truancy Program, and Civil/Family Law
Dan Avenue Day Reporting Center - DADRC:
DADRC provides various programs delivered to probation youth and non
probation youth. Programs offered include anger management, drug and
alcohol counseling, bicycle safety, tobacco prevention, theft awareness,
life skills and sexual health. These programs are Evidence Based
Practice and facilitated by probation staff. Youth are referred to the
programs by local law enforcement, Juvenile Traffic, probation and
This collaborative program model places four deputy probation officers
and three intervention counselors in five district schools and one county school. Schools include Covillaud
K-5, McKenney 6-8, Yuba Gardens 6-8, Marysville and Lindhurst High Schools, and Thomas E. Mathews
Court School. Officers provide non-traditional probation services,
prevention, and early intervention to youth and their families.
JUVENILE OFFENDER WORK PROGRAM:
This program gives minors the opportunity to give back to their
community by completing work hours. These hours consist of school, park
and county grounds beautification.
This collaborative undertaking with Marysville Joint Unified School District targets truant youth. Patrol
coupled with outreach services are provided out of the Truancy Center
located in Marysville. Periodic county wide truancy sweeps and close
interaction with SARB and the Juvenile Court has increased daily
attendance at local schools.
THOMAS E. MATHEWS COURT AND COMMUNITY SCHOOL
This court and community school is jointly operated by the Yuba
County Office of Education and Probation Department. The school
provides a transition for Wards released from juvenile hall prior to
reintegration into a main stream school setting. Curriculum
mirrors that of the juvenile hall school to ensure continuity from the
detention to community setting. Mental Health counseling and
substance abuse counseling are provided.