Juvenile Justice Programs
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families (SSYAF), in partnership with the Sacramento County Probation Department, delivers the Juvenile Justice Intervention Services (JJIS) program. The program assesses each youth’s individual treatment needs and matches the youth to the appropriate service intervention(s), including: counseling, skill building, peer and family support services, and case management and linkage to community-based services.
Services are primarily community-based — provided in the home, school, and/or community, and based on the individual needs of each youth and their family. Consistent with best practices, probation officers work in collaboration with SSYAF’s JJIS team, youth, families, advocates, educators, and natural supports to ensure the youth and family’s needs are being met. The goals of the program are to build upon the youth’s individual strengths, increase resiliency, reinforce positive family and peer connections, promote prosocial behaviors, and improve overall mental health and well-being.