56% Hispanic 29% African American 1% Asian 6% Other 8% Caucasian 60% Hispanic 30% African American 1% Asian 3% Other 6% Caucasian 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 2,286 602 WIC - Home on Probation 755 602 WIC - Suitable Placement 559 Bench Warrant Issued 322 725A WIC - Probation W/O Wardship 316 654 WIC - Informal, Non-Court Supervision Top 5 Legal Statuses Juvenile Field Services Bureau Most youth under probation supervision are not placed in a juvenile facility—they are assigned to probation programs in the community under the Juvenile Field and Special Programs Bureau. Deputy Probation Officers (DPOs) supervise juveniles placed on community-based probation. They provide case management services, such as assessments, orientations, and service referrals. These officers also work with the youth, their families, schools, and other relevant resources to build on individual and family strengths, recognize achievements, evaluate and minimize risks, and monitor compliance with court orders. Juvenile Investigations/Special Investigations Juvenile Investigations staff complete investigations for the court which may result in placement of youth on informal, non- court supervision or the development of a social study report with a dispositional recommendation submitted to the Court. Staff conducting special investigations work in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH) to make recommendations to the Court regarding the legal status that is in the best interest of a youth who is involved in both the dependency and delinquency systems. Juvenile Community-Based Supervision Juvenile Supervision staff provide a program of supervision for youth placed on informal Probation or those under the formal supervision as ordered by the Juvenile Court. Youth are assigned based on geographical catchment areas across the County. Dual Supervision/Dual Jurisdiction The Dual Supervision/Jurisdiction Program is a cross-systems collaborative involving DCFS, DMH, Probation, and other agencies designed to provide intensive supervision and support to high-need youth under the jurisdiction of both the Dependency and Delinquency Courts. Special Needs Court (Mental Health Court) Special Needs Court is a comprehensive, judicially-monitored program of individualized mental health treatment and rehabilitation services to youth. It is designed for youth who suffer from diagnosed mental disorders and/or developmental disabilities. The primary focus of the Court is to assess and facilitate treatment of eligible youth and to monitor the youth’s subsequent mental health treatment case plan while detained and/or in the community. Drug Court Juvenile Drug Court provides an alternative to the current juvenile justice proceedings; the program includes an integrated system of treatment for youth and parents where substance use is a key contributing factor to the delinquency behavior and where substance use is having an adverse effect on the youth’s well-being, family, and education. Juvenile Drug Court provides intensive judicial intervention and intensive community supervision for youth involved in substance abuse that is not generally available through the traditional juvenile court process. Teen Court The Los Angeles County Teen Court is an early intervention program that provides an opportunity for selected eligible first-time juvenile offenders to be questioned, judged, and adjudicated by a jury of their peers. “Deputy Probation Officer Yadhira Quintana was my Independent Living Program coordinator who has supported me all through my education. I graduated with two A.A. degrees and a B.A. in Sociology. I am now planning to get my J.D./M.S.W. and eventually my D.S.W. People call my story a “success story” but behind my story, there are people like DPO Quintana who have supported me. Without her support, perhaps I wouldn’t have three degrees and a stable life now. I am grateful to have met a PO who cares and understands the challenges that foster and probation youth face in society.” – Liliana “Patty,” former probation youth In 2018, there was an average of 2,386 youth placed under investigation status, either in process of consideration for informal, non-court supervision and services or pending Delinquency Court hearing and possible court-ordered disposition. Additionally, of the 5,480 average youth under Probation supervision for the year, 80% or 4,380 were male and 20% or 1,112 were female and these youth were at an average age of 17 years. 2018 Active Investigations (AI) Data Reflects Annual Averages 2018 Active Supervision (AS) Data Reflects Annual Averages Male 74% Female 26% Total Average Population 2,386 Total Average Population 5,480 Average Age 16 Average Age 17 Male 80% Female 20% L.A. County Probation Department | 2018 Annual Report 11 10 L.A. County Probation Department | 2018 Annual Report