Phone: (415) 444-7020
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 116
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
In addition to the detailed information below, please watch this brief video for an introduction to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission (JJDPC).
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JOIN THE COMMISSION! We are currently recruiting commissioners of all ages.
The Marin County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission (JJDPC) is a court-appointed group of community members committed to improving and monitoring the quality of juvenile justice programs in Marin County and ensuring all youth are treated in a fair and just manner.
The mission of the Marin JJDPC is to advocate in the interest of justice for youth; encourage and support the planning and evaluation of programs which prevent delinquency; and provide a leadership forum for citizen action.
The Commission is a volunteer organization and its members must be residents of, or employed in, Marin County. Our duties include: attending monthly meetings, participating in inspections and investigations, preparing reports, working on subcommittees, as well as leading 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. Due the nature of our work and the commitment required, applying to the JJDPC is a multi-step process which includes, but is not limited to:
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 Commissions responsibilities include:
To learn more about the JJDPC and how to become a commissioner, please watch this brief video.
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, you may want to contact the JJDPC for the following reasons:
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.
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