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The San Mateo County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission

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Be a Voice for Incarcerated and Underserved Youth

Join us to advocate for at-risk and incarcerated youth in San Mateo County.

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission has an open positions for adult and youth commissioners (ages 14 to 21) who live in San Mateo County. We especially encourage adults and youth with lived-experience in the communities most impacted by juvenile incarceration or have personal experience.

The Commission is a 15-member volunteer organization with oversight responsibilities. We report to the state of California and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

Commissioners’ responsibilities include: monthly meeting attendance on the last Tuesday at 5:15pm of each month (currently via zoom, otherwise in Redwood City), project participation, and annual inspections of juvenile locked-facilities. Expected time commitment is 4 hours/week, but many Commissioners invest much more time into our many advocacy efforts.

Please contact Vice-Chair, Membership Melissa Wilson at mwilsonstuart@gmail.com and v isit San Mateo JJDPC . https://probation.smcgov.org/juvenile-justice-delinquency-prevention-commission for more information.

We ask that applicants attend two meetings before applying.

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About The San Mateo County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission

Location:

400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063, US

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the San Mateo County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission to be a public conscience in the best interest of juveniles. The Commission advocates for programs and services that prevent juvenile delinquency and that promote respect for the human dignity of all minors who come in contact with the juvenile justice system.

Description

The Commission is a 15 member volunteer organization with oversight responsibilities for the juvenile justice system. Commissioners’ responsibilities include: monthly meeting attendance, project participation, and annual inspections of locked-facilities. We make recommendations to the San Mateo County Juvenile Court, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and the Board of State and Community Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

400 County CenterRedwood CityRedwood City, CA 94063

(37.48798,-122.23091)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Child Welfare
  • Relationship Building
  • Legal (General)

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Commissioners attend a 2-hour monthly meeting and collaborate on commission projects. Time commitment is 4 hours per week scheduled flexibly.
  • A commitment to social justice, a willingness to speak-up, and the ability to collaborate.

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