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Juvenile justice commission
Individuals interested in becoming a Juvenile Justice Commission member should contact the Napa Superior Court Executive Office at (707) 299-1110 for more information. Apply by filling out and submitting our questionnaire. Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled.
How to contact the Juvenile Justice Commission
Leave a message for the Juvenile Justice Commission at (707) 253-4394
Correspondence may be sent to:
Juvenile Justice Commission
c/o Napa County Juvenile Probation
212 Walnut Street
Napa, CA 94559
Attend a meeting:
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, fourth Wednesday of each month
Juvenile Justice Center
Inner Office Conference Room, first floor
212 Walnut Street
Napa, CA 94559
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Juvenile Justice Commission?
The Juvenile Justice Commission is a state-mandated commission consisting of both adult members and student members (between 14 and 21 years of age) from high schools in Napa County. Members of the Commission are appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Napa Superior Court.
What are the Responsibilities?
Within its statutory duty, the Commission’s responsibilities include:
- Inspecting detention facilities used for the placement of any minor under the supervision of the Juvenile Court of Napa County.
- Investigating programs, policies, and procedures for these youth.
- Conducting public or closed hearings on matters relating to juvenile law in the county.
- Advocating for needed services for youth in the juvenile justice system.
- Providing an opportunity for the public to present oral petitions and public comments concerning juvenile justice at monthly meetings.
How can the Juvenile Justice Commission help you?
The Commission investigates complaints from youth, parents, and guardians. The Juvenile Justice Commission does not have access to staff personnel records. The Commission cannot use its position to influence the Court on behalf of any minor.
What is an Oath of Confidentiality?At the time of being sworn as Commissioner by the Judge, each Commissioner signs an Oath of Confidentiality. The oath states that Commissioners will keep Juvenile Justice Commission matters, juvenile records, cases observed, investigation specifics, and inspection reports confidential prior to their approval and release. Commissioners use the authority of the Juvenile Justice Commission only in the interest of the youth of the County, using discretion, diligence, and integrity in the conduct of Commission business.
How are members of the Juvenile Justice Commission appointed?The Presiding Judge of the Superior Court appoints them with the concurrence of the Supervising Judge of the Juvenile Court. Youth members are between 14 and 21 years of age. Adult members serve four-year terms and may apply for reappointment. Youth members are asked to make a minimum one-year commitment. All adult and youth Commissioners are community volunteers.