The Monterey County Juvenile Justice Commission is a mandated group of private citizens who perform a variety of advocacy and regulatory functions on behalf of the youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
The Mission of the Monterey County Juvenile Justice Commission is to inquire into the administration of juvenile court law in this county and to ensure that the highest standards of care and services are maintained for the youth within the juvenile justice system.
Overview of the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) Under the mandates of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC), the JJC conducts inspections of police departments temporarily housing juveniles, county operated juvenile facilities and group homes where wards and dependent children of the Juvenile Court are placed. The Commission also inspects and reviews operations, medical/mental health services, and rehabilitative programs available within these facilities.
The Commission is comprised of not less than 7 and no more than 15 citizens, including two members between the ages of 14 and 21 if such persons are available to serve. The Commissioners are appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court with the concurrence of the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court, and serve a four-year term.
The JJC continues to actively encourage applications for the Commission from the residents of Monterey County. An application is available by printing it from this website or by contacting the JJC c/o Juvenile Probation 1422 Natividad Road Salinas, CA 93906 or you can request an application be sent to you by emailing your request to: DLJuvJusticeCommission@monterey.courts.ca.gov
The JJC is empowered by the California Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) sections 225-231 to “inquire into the administration of juvenile court law.” The JJC adopts a goal-oriented and proactive approach in meeting its responsibilities throughout the year.