Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission (JJDPC) Print this Page
Phone: (415) 444-7020
Email: administration@marincourt.org
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 116
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm


PLEASE JOIN US! Commission meetings are open to the public, and the public is encouraged to attend. The commission meets the 4th Tuesday of every month (January-November) 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Marin's Community School, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael.


JOIN THE COMMISSION! We are currently recruiting adult and youth members.

Members of the commission are actively dedicated to providing justice for the youth of Marin County.

The Commission is a volunteer organization and its members must be residents of, or employed in, Marin County. Duties include: attending monthly meetings, participating in inspections and investigations, preparing reports, working on subcommittees, and assisting in community forums and events.

There are a maximum of 21 members, including two members between 14 and 21 years of age. Members serve 4-year terms, and members under 21 years of age serve 2-year terms.

The Commission is committed to recruiting members who reflect the diversity of Marin County. Every effort is made to have a balance regarding: ethnic background, age, gender, socio-economic background, and regional representation.

We invite you to apply for membership with the Commission. Because of the nature of the work of the Commission, applicants complete the admission process that includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Attend 2-3 meetings before submitting a written application
  • Submit a written application and have it reviewed by the Commission and the Marin County Superior Court. For application materials, please contact Court Administration at (415) 444-7020
  • Give authorization for the Court to conduct a criminal background investigation and submit to Live Scan fingerprinting
  • Take an oath of confidentiality


The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission (JJDPC) is actively dedicated to providing justice for youth (less than 18 years) in Marin County. The Commission focuses on understanding and promoting best practices and resources for preventing youth from entering the Juvenile Justice system, and providing fair and equal treatment if they do. Participating in the JJDPC involves collaborative discussions and a willingness to work in an inclusive and transparent environment.

The commission’s responsibilities include:

  1. Conducting annual inspections of jails or lockup facilities used to confine youth. Current facilities include: Marin County Juvenile Hall, the Central Marin Police Authority in Larkspur, the Police Station in Mill Valley, and the Sheriff’s Marin City sub-station. Written reports and recommendations are delivered to Juvenile Court and the Board of State and Community Corrections
  2. Conducting public or closed Hearings on matters relevant to the implementation and administration of laws related to youth in Marin County
  3. Addressing the needs of historically marginalized and underserved groups such as youth of color, lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender youth, and immigrant youth
  4. Encouraging, supporting, and coordinating activities that can prevent youth from entering into the court system
  5. Establishing a leadership forum for citizens
  6. Creating working relationships with county departments, local agencies, and the Marin community

How the Commission Can Help You

If you are a youth, parent, guardian, service provider, or concerned community member and need help with any of the following, contact the JJDPC.
  • You want to empower youth and keep them from entering the Juvenile Justice system
  • You are having trouble navigating the juvenile justice system
  • You have complaints that aren’t getting addressed in a satisfactory way
  • You want to support all youth in achieving their highest potential

Authority, Bylaws and State Code

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission of Marin County was established in 1977 through the California State Welfare and Institutions Code. This Commission is under supervision of the Marin County Superior Court.
  • Click Here to read the Commission Bylaws and Authority.
  • Click Here to read the State Welfare and Institution Codes 223, 225 & 229.

Past Projects

Current Commissioners & Partners

Juvenile Justice Resources

For more information about the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission, please contact:

Marissa Wertheimer, Chair
(415) 302-9383



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