Number of Youth Year* *Yearly counts based on monthly snapshot of population count Los Angeles County Juvenile Field & Placement Supervision Population, 2006 - 2018 19,475 5,514 20,000 15,000 10,000 5,000 0 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 8 2 0 0 9 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 3 2 0 1 4 2 0 1 5 2 0 1 6 2 0 1 7 2 0 1 8 Supervision Population 71% decrease •  Over the last 12 years, Juvenile Services has decreased the supervision of youth in the community by 71.7%. •  The number of field supervised youth has been steadily decreasingover the last decade with our population declining by 57.8% from 2012 to 2018. Juvenile Field Services includes three bureaus: Juvenile Field Services, Juvenile Special Services and Placement Services. These bureaus conduct investigations and provide services for youth entering the juvenile justice system and supervision/intervention services to youth residing in the community or in Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs). Investigation services for youth entering the juvenile justice system include the investigation with a focus toward placement on informal, non-court supervision or the development of a social study report with a dispositional recommendation, submitted to inform the Court prior to the conclusion of the initial Delinquency Court process. Staff providing supervision services are assigned to designated communities and provide various case management services, including assessment, case planning, youth and parental engagement sessions and service referrals. These referrals are targeted to build on individual and/or family strengths, evaluate and minimize risk for re-arrest and provide informed reports to the Court regarding progress on Probation grants. Juvenile Field Services Family Roles in Rehabilitation Probation recognizes parents and caregivers are the primary partners in the rehabilitative process, critical advocates in promoting pro-social youth development, and the prevention of antisocial and delinquent behavior. Thus, case management efforts and interventions focus on supporting and empowering parents with the skills and resources needed to independently address the difficulties that arise in raising teenagers. The Probation Department has significantly invested in home- based, individualized services to improve outcomes for probation youth. Regardless of how a youth becomes associated with the juvenile justice system, focusing efforts on the family’s strengths and needs and giving them “a voice and a choice” throughout the experience is critical for positive outcomes for youth. The most effective treatment interventions actively engage the youth and their families in their own ecologies and provide a platform for the family to be involved and empowered in their decision-making processes. Rehabilitation and behavioral change serve as the shared goal of both the juvenile justice system and the family, so family-centered protocols and interventions are essential to achieving success. The Probation Department supervision plans increasingly seek engagement opportunities in the youth’s community, such as in schools, at homes, and other community-based sites rather than traditional, office-based supervision. Overview of Juvenile Supervision Population L.A. County Probation Department | 2018 Annual Report 9 8 L.A. County Probation Department | 2018 Annual Report