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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Juvenile: Juvenile Justice Commission: JJC Services

JCC Duties

  1. To inspect no less frequently than once a year all publicly administered institutions, including Juvenile Hall and Ranch facilities, authorized or whose use is authorized by the Arnold-Kennick Juvenile Court Law (Chapter 2 (beginning with Section 200) of Division 2 of the W&I Code), to inspect annually any jail or lockup within the County that is used for the confinement of any minor for more than 24 hours, and to report the results of such inspections in writing to the Juvenile Court and to the California Corrections Standards Authority (W&I Code Section 229);
  2. To inquire into the operation of any group home in the County that serves wards or dependent children of the Juvenile Court in order to review the safety and well-being of the wards and dependent children (W&I Code Section 229.5);
  3. To inquire into the administration of juvenile justice in a broad sense including, but not limited to, the operations of the Juvenile Court, Probation Department, Social Services Agency and any other agency involved in juvenile delinquency or dependency (W&I Code Section 229);
  4. To prepare and issue an annual report on the administration of the juvenile court law in San Diego County;
  5. To make recommendations to the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court and to send copies of the recommendations to designated department heads for a response;
  6. To publicize the findings and recommendations of the Commission (W&I Code Section 230);
  7. To ensure that needed services are identified, developed and provided for the children and youth of the County (various W&I Code sections);
  8. To hold public hearings on all matters affecting the administration of the juvenile court law in San Diego County. A judge of the juvenile court shall have the power to issue subpoenas requiring attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of documents at such hearings;
  9. To investigate complaints brought against the administration of the juvenile court law in San Diego County;
  10. To investigate citizen complaints which involve Children's Services of the Health and Human Services Agency and the Juvenile Probation Services of the Probation Department;
  11. To propose, endorse or oppose State legislative or administrative proposals which would have an impact upon the administration of juvenile court law in San Diego County;
  12. To work with State and local governmental, legislative and administrative agencies for the improvement of the administration of the juvenile court law in San Diego County;
  13. To develop cooperative programs on juvenile delinquency with the San Diego County Commission on Children, Youth and Families (SDCCCYF);
  14. To advise the California Corrections Standards Authority concerning security, rehabilitation programs, recreation, and the treatment of persons confined in correctional facilities (Penal Code Section 6030); and
  15. To consult with the Chief Deputy Secretary for the Division of Juvenile Justice of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation concerning the operation and maintenance of the Juvenile Hall (W&I Code Section 1760.7).

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