About Probation

The Los Angeles County Probation Department (LACPD) is currently the largest probation services agency in the United States. Two-thirds of the Department’s staff are sworn officers.

The LACPD supervises state parolees in the California Prison Realignment Plan, also known as AB 109. In addition, adult probationers are supervised at offices throughout Los Angeles County.

LACPD supervises at-home probation youth through the Placement Services program including probation foster youth and probation youth living in group homes.

We lead the way in providing cutting-edge juvenile residential treatment services with the creation and implementation of the “L.A. Model” at Campus Kilpatrick in Malibu.

The L.A. County Probation Department has worked to build a foundation of trust with community groups, stakeholders, and agencies to carry out the mission of the Department to operate sustainable and ongoing public safety initiatives for juvenile and adult probation services in the County.

We have numerous facilities throughout the county to serve those who are currently on probation in Los Angeles.

The LACPD supervises youth in residential treatment service facilities (juvenile camps), as well as in Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall. Youth assigned to our juvenile facilities receive rehabilitative services throughout their detention from three to 12 months.

Los Angeles County Probation Department’s Juvenile Hall and camp populations have continued to decrease as the Department moves toward supervising only the most high-risk youth in facilities while diverting many youths to receive probation services at home.

LACPD supervises juveniles through the Camp-to-Community Transition Program (CCTP) which provides services that support a youth’s productive and successful transition back home after serving time in juvenile camp.

We focus on public education and awareness to foster a good understanding of Department operations through proactive communication and engagement linkages. The Los Angeles County Probation Department’s objective is to develop an environment within the County where communities can participate in our efforts to rebuild lives and sustain healthy families.

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