Probation: Institutions Services (3283P)

Program Outcome Statement

The Institutions Services Division provides juvenile court-ordered secure and non-secure programs, including detention, camps, and community service. The goals of the Division are to provide safe and secure housing for youth detained by the Court, to protect the public, to support families, and to aid in youth’s rehabilitation and transition to the community.

Program Services

  • 180-bed secure custody services
  • 60-bed residential program for boys
  • 30-bed residential, local, gender-responsive, and intensive program for girls
  • Court Ordered Programs

Overview

The Division contributes to the County’s Shared Vision commitment to ensure safe communities by providing institutional services for youth who cannot remain in the community. The 180-bed juvenile detention facility in the Youth Services Center provides secure custody services and collaborates with other County Departments to provide food, health, mental health, education, and special programs to youth.
Camp Glenwood is a 60-bed residential program that offers boys the opportunity to develop positive behaviors, learn skills, and improve their education in order to have productive, crime-free lives in the communities.
Camp Kemp provides a 30-bed residential, local, gender-responsive, and intensive program for girls as an alternative to serving time in detention or in an out-of-home placement. In Court Ordered Programs such as the Community Care Program youth are supervised in weekend service and restorative justice projects.

Percent of Youth Successfully Completing the Court Ordered Programs Remains on Target

Average Daily Cost Per Youth at the Hall Remains Steady


Percent of Youth not Committing a New Law Violation Within One Year of Release from Camp Glenwood and Camp Kemp

FY 2016-17 Year End Story Behind Performance

Percent of Youth Successfully Completing the Court Ordered Programs

Treatment services continue to be a strong focus at all Probation facilities. In the Community Care Program, youth work on community service projects instead of serving custody time. The program continues to be a successful intervention for youth and a contribution to the community. Youth in the G.I.R.L.S. Program at Camp Kemp participate in individual, group, and family counseling and case management as well as programming focused on trauma informed care, such as yoga, art therapy.The youth at Camp Glenwood for boys are offered counseling, meditation, health,mentoring, gang intervention programming and case management services as well as opportunities for community service. Youth at all three facilities are provided with education from a WASC accredited schools system as well as personalized learning and access to college courses that better prepare youth academically so they are more successful in school when they return home.

Average Daily Cost Per Youth at the Hall

The average daily cost per youth in the Juvenile Hall fluctuates due to varying population numbers.
With the lowpopulation in the juvenile hall, the cost per youth will increase due to Statemandates that require the facility to be run at certain standards and withadequate staffing.

Percent of Youth not Committing a New Law Violation Within One Year of Release from Camp Glenwood and Camp Kemp

The Institutions Division has continued to increase efforts with re-entry plans which targets youth who are exiting custody and provides connections with professional case managers, mentors, or employment opportunities, in an effort to reduce recidivism.

Future Priorities

  • Establish memorandums of understanding (MOU) with the County Office of Education and community based organizations providing services to youth
  • Continue to implement Camp Glenwood Redesign
  • Evaluate program outcomes for services delivered to youth
  • Provide internal evidence based programming
Author: Michelle Mendez, Management Analyst     Contact Email: mcmendez@smcgov.org     Last Updated: 09/09/2017