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 discus... View moreView Assessment Center 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. ... View moreView Community Care Program FAQs
How do I sign up for domestic violence counseling?
If you have already been sentenced, you should have been given a list of all the approved Batterer’s Intervention Program providers in San Mateo Coun... View moreView Domestic Violence FAQs
How is a referral made to Drug Court?
Perspective participants are referred to the program, typically at the arraignment phase of the court process. The case is transferred to the Drug Court cal... View moreView Drug Court 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... View moreView Intensive Supervision FAQs
Do I have to be eligible for VA benefits?
No. Participants who are not eligible for VA benefits will be encouraged to apply for health insurance such as Medi-Cal or use their private insurance.&... View moreView Military Diversion FAQs
What is the referral process for Pathways?
The DPOs assigned to Pathways receive applicant referrals in many ways. The referral process serves to inform the defendant’s attorney that a ref... View moreView Pathways FAQs
Why have a Juvenile Record sealed?
To insure that adults will not be adversely impacted by their juvenile criminal history.
How long does it take to seal a Juvenile Record?
That depends on a number of... View moreView Sealing of Juvenile Records 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... View moreView Treatment Services FAQs
Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) programming is approximately 12—24 months long based on committed offenses and case specifics.
What is VTC Supervised Own Recognizance (SOR)
When a Veteran is bein... View moreView Veterans Treatment Court 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 sp... View moreView Youth Services Center FAQs