Our Mission is to serve the community and its youth by encouraging positive citizenship, preventing delinquency, and advocating for the effectiveness of the justice system.
Sections 225 through 231 of the California State Welfare and Institutions Code mandates the existence of a Juvenile Justice Commission in each county through-out the state.
The Commission consists of from 7 to 15 members appointed by the presiding judge of the Superior Court with the approval of the presiding judge of the Juvenile Court. Two of these members can be youth members between the ages of 14 to 21.
The Sacramento County Juvenile Justice Commission oversees the juvenile court system and also inspects facilities to make sure they are in compliance with the law. While conducting our mandated facility inspections one of our goals is to complete them in a timely manner.
The Juvenile Justice Commission is adjunct to the judicial branch of government, and is not subject to the open meeting requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act (California Government Code Sections 54950 et seq.). Therefore, meetings of the Commission are conducted in executive sessions and are not open to the public.
The Commission is currently accepting applications for two vacancies. If you are interested in becoming a member, please submit an application form, along with your résumé to the address listed on the application.