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Adult General FAQs
What is Probation? When convicted of a crime, the law says you will be punished by serving time in prison for felony offenses or in the County Jail for misdemeanor offenses.
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Alternatives to Detention (Home Supervision, House Arrest, Electronic Monitoring) FAQs
What is Home Supervision (HS)? Home Supervision is the least restrictive response to a probation violation and not considered secure custody time.
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Assessment Center FAQs
How does the Assessment Center determine what will happen with my child? A Deputy Probation Officer from the Assessment Center will schedule a meeting with you and your child to discuss information r
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What is Bridges? Bridges is an intensive day treatment program that addresses the many issues surrounding substance abuse and offending behavior.
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Camp Glenwood FAQs
My child was ordered to Camp Glenwood. What does this mean? Camp Glenwood is a residential program located in La Honda, California that offers education, counseling and other services.
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Community Care Program FAQs
The Court said my child has to be in the Community Care Program. What does this mean? Sometimes the Court decides that your child could benefit from doing service projects in the community. These pr
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Computer Assisted Supervision Team (C.A.S.T.) FAQs
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Domestic Violence FAQs
How do I sign up for domestic violence counseling? If you have already been sentenced, you should have been given a paper that has all of the programs approved in San Mateo County.
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Family Preservation Program (FPP) FAQs
How soon after my child is placed in FPP will s/he meet with the Deputy Probation Officer? The orders are normally received by the Deputy Probation Officer within 5 working days.
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Gaining Independence Reclaiming Lives Successfully (G.I.R.L.S.) FAQs
What is the G.I.R.L.S. Program? The G.I.R.L.S. Program is a program developed to work with girls who have violated the law and have substance abuse issues along with a mental health component.
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General Field Supervision FAQs
What can I expect from General Supervision? Most children placed on probation are assigned to a general field supervision caseload.
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Intensive Supervision FAQs
What does it mean for my child to be on Intensive Supervision? If your child is on Intensive Supervision, it is likely that the crime they committed was very serious, we have information that they are
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Investigation Services FAQs
Who is doing the investigation on my case? The investigator will contact you either by mail or telephone.
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What do I need to bring to my first appointment with Probation? You will be asked to report to the Probation Department right after your first court date.
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My child was arrested. What happens now? The police report will be forwarded to the Probation Department.
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Parenting Classes FAQs
What are parenting classes, and why do I have to attend? Parenting classes are either Court ordered or recommended by the Deputy Probation Officer.
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How long will my child be placed out of the home? There is no set time that a child will be at a placement.
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Pretrial Services FAQs
What is Pretrial Services? Pretrial Services facilitates the court with information about defendants and makes sure defendants make it to their Court appearances. How long am I on Supervised Own Recog
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Sealing of Juvenile Files FAQs
Why have a Juvenile Record sealed? To insure that adults will not be adversely impacted by their juvenile criminal history. Where do I go to get a Juvenile Record sealed? A sealing application can be
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Treatment Services FAQs
Deferred Entry of Judgement What is Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ)? The Deferred Entry of Judgment Adult Drug Court program places defendants, who are appropriate candidates, on a minimum of 18 mont
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Youth Services Center FAQs
What is the day like at the Youth Services Center? The Probation Department follows state laws and regulations about youth rights and facility conditions. Youth in detention attend school and special
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