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Juvenile Justice Commission

What is the Juvenile Justice Commission?

The Juvenile Justice Commission of Sierra County is a state-mandated, court-appointed authority. The broad purpose of the Commission is to inquire into the administration of the juvenile court law in the County. The Commission is dedicated to the promotion of an effective juvenile justice system operated in an environment of credibility, dignity, fairness, and respect for the youth of Sierra County.

The Juvenile Justice Commission is established through the provisions of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

How are members of the Juvenile Justice Commission appointed?

The JCC will be made up of a minimum of seven individuals at least two of which are recommended to be between the ages of 14 and 21 years. Commissioners are appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court and can be reappointed upon the expiration of their terms. New Commissioners can be appointed as vacancies occur. The JCC is tasked with oversight of the County's juvenile justice operations, as well as nominating individuals to be considered for appointment as the County's new Chief Probation Officer.

Persons interested in becoming a Commissioner can call (530) 289-2930 for more information or click the links below for the nomination forms.

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