The Juvenile School-Based and Special Programs, LA County Probation Department
The LA County Probation Department has developed an array of school-based and special programs targeting youth and families within its five Supervisorial Districts. The programs and services are funded through the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA). Specifically, the school-based program assigns Deputy Probation Officers to schools and other sites to work closely with parents and guardians to enforce regular school attendance, behavior and school performance, as well as compliance with all other terms of probation. The primary objective of these services is to increase the opportunity for the probationers and/or "at risk" youth to achieve academic success, and to empower and support parents to become the primary change agent for their children.