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Mental Health Services - Children

Juvenile Forensic Services

For more information send us an email or phone 858-694-4680.

Facilities where this Service is offered:

Juvenile Forensic Services provides assistance to Juvenile Court, the Children's Welfare Services, and the Probation Department. Provider credentialing and consultation facilitates access to appropriate mental health services for those children, adolescents and families who are involved in the juvenile justice system via either the delinquency or dependency courts.

Psychiatric and psychological services are provided at probation institutions including the Girls Rehabilitation Facility, Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility, East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility, Juvenile Ranch Facility and Camp Barrett. Some services are provided by contract agencies for children who are wards and dependents of the court, such as intensive case management, transition services for wards leaving juvenile hall, and parent peer support counseling for families of children in juvenile hall. Specialty mental health services including psychiatry and counseling are provided at the Polinsky Children's Center and outpatient services are provided at Hillcrest House. Juvenile Forensic Services addresses the needs of approximately 3,700 children and youth.


For more information send us an email or phone 858-694-4680.