Sonoma County Launches In-Depth Review of its Juvenile Justice System

County of Sonoma

Today, the Sonoma County Probation Department launched a comprehensive review of its juvenile justice system to determine how well department policies and practices align with what research shows works to improve outcomes for youth while using resources efficiently.

The review will be conducted under the direction of the Sonoma County Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOYouth) Task Force, a group established by the Probation Department and composed of probation leadership, district attorney and public defender representatives, the presiding juvenile court judge, and leaders from the education and behavioral health departments, among others. The review will be conducted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, a national nonpartisan nonprofit that develops research-driven strategies to improve public safety and strengthen communities.

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