Katherine Weinstein Miller, Chief Probation Officer

Katherine Weinstein Miller

Katy Weinstein Miller is the Chief Probation Officer for San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation Department, where she has served since January 2020.  In this capacity, she is responsible for oversight of the City’s probation services for youth involved in our juvenile justice system, as well as for the operation of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall.  She serves on the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Juvenile Justice Reform and the Board of Supervisors’ Work Group to Close Juvenile Hall, and as a member of Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice at Columbia University.

Katy comes to Juvenile Probation following 12 years at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where she served as Chief of Programs and Initiatives, leading policy and program development for the DA’s alternative justice programs and strategies.  In this capacity, she oversaw the DA’s Juvenile, Mental Health and Alternative Courts Units, and implemented nationally-recognized programs including Make it Right - restorative juvenile justice diversion; Young Adult Court - an innovative model for 18-25-year-olds charged with serious and violent cases; and Neighborhood Courts - community-driven case resolution.  She is a past member of Columbia University Justice Lab’s Emerging Adult Justice Learning Community and the San Francisco’s Bar Association Criminal Justice Task Force.

Prior to joining the DA's Office, Katy worked at both the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and the Delancey Street Foundation on a major initiative to reform San Francisco’s juvenile justice system, including the development of the City’s Community Assessment and Resource Center (CARC) - a national model for diverting youth from our justice system.  In her early days as a lawyer, Katy represented children as a deputy public defender at the San Diego Public Defender's Office.  Katy holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.