Juvenile Division

Resources and Information

Goals and Objectives

  • To enhance public safety
  • To rehabilitate juvenile offenders
  • To assist the Court with adjudications
  • To preserve the structure of the family and enhance family strengths
  • To restore victims
  • To foster effective community partnerships and collaborations

Mission Statement

The Juvenile Division of the Merced County Probation Department is committed to enhancing public safety, pursuing victim restoration, and holding delinquent juveniles accountable for their behavior by utilizing the least restrictive, yet effective, means of rehabilitation. We provide the Juvenile Court with comprehensive investigations and assessments of clients’ and families’ needs, risks and strengths, via individualized case plans.