What we do

California law requires each county to establish a Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (JJCC). 

Each county's council must:

  • Create and put in place county based responses to juvenile crime
  • Create the county’s multi-agency Local Action Plan to serve juvenile justice-involved youth
  • Review, update, and submit the Local Action Plan on an annual basis to the Board of State and Community Corrections by May 1 of each year.


Who we are

The coordinating council must include the Chief Probation Officer, as chair, and 1 representative from each of the following:

  • District Attorney’s Office
  • Public Defender’s Office
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Department of Social Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Police Department
  • School District
  • A Community-Based Agency Drug and Alcohol Program*
  • An At-large Community Representative*

*San Francisco’s 2 required community seats are filled by the Community Assessment and Resource Center (CARC) and the Juvenile Justice Providers Association (JJPA).

The San Francisco JJCC also includes representatives from:

  • Recreation and Parks Department
  • Department of Children, Youth, and their Families
  • Adult Probation
  • Mayor’s Office of Housing
  • San Francisco Youth Commission
  • Juvenile Advisory Council