Community Partnership

Community Partnership & Development Team

JPD’s Community Partnership and Development Team strengthens collaborative partnerships between JPD and community stakeholders to help justice-involved youth and their families thrive. Working in collaboration with community-based providers, the team is leading JPD’s efforts to increase community partnership in the development of case plans; refine referral processes to community-based organizations; improve communication between community organizations, probation officers, and the court; and ensure that public agencies and community organizations alike have access to evidence-based resources and learning opportunities.

The team also manages JPD’s Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s network of juvenile justice practitioners and other system stakeholders across the country working to build a better and more equitable youth justice system.

For more information, please contact Community Partnership & Strategy Coordinator, Emily Fox at
Communication Agreements Between Juvenile Probation and Community-Based Organizations

In the summer of 2021, representatives from the Juvenile Probation Department and the Juvenile Justice Providers’ Association, a network of juvenile justice community-based organizations, came together to draft a set of communication agreements to serve as a guide for working together on behalf of young people involved in the juvenile justice system in San Francisco. Please find those agreements here:

Juvenile Hall Programming & Services

JPD is committed to providing quality, community-based programming for young people in our juvenile hall. Programs are delivered in partnership with community-based organizations that engage young people with social, emotional, and recreational services designed to provide rehabilitative linkages to on-going support systems upon return to the community. Please find a guide to programs and services currently operating in the hall here :

Community Based Programming & Funding for Justice Involved Youth

In 1991 voters passed the Children’s Amendment to the City Charter, making San Francisco the first city in the country to guarantee a dedicated funding stream to children each year in the City budget. The legislation set aside a portion of annual property taxes for services that benefit children. The Children’s Fund was overwhelmingly renewed by voters in 2000, then renewed again in 2014, with broad voter support for an extended 25‐year tenure. Proposition C, also known as the Children and Families First Initiative, increased the property tax earmark for children and youth to 4 cents of every $100 of assessed property value, renamed the fund to the Children and Youth Fund and expanded its use to support services for Transitional Aged Youth (TAY).

The Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) has administered this powerful investment in children, youth, transitional age youth, and their families through the Children and Youth Fund since 1991. One of DCYF’s focus areas is Justice Services, which includes a continuum of services for justice system-involved youth and disconnected TAY. The aim of the service area is to prevent further youth engagement in the justice system and reduce rates of youth recidivism through connection to adult allies, culturally relevant programming, ongoing case management, access to positive skill building activities, and whole family engagement. JPD leverages this tremendous array of services to support youth succeed and thrive, both in Juvenile Hall and in the community.

Please find more information about serviced funded for justice-involved young people at Justice Services - SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) — SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families