Youth and Community Services Unit
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is concerned with citizens’ personal safety and the protection of their property. In this regard, a number of crime prevention programs have been developed to reduce the potential for crimes against county residents.
A sergeant, ten deputies, and four community services officers staff the Sheriff’s Office Community Services Unit.
Community Services Officers
Community service officers are available to make public presentations for organizations, community groups, churches and schools throughout Placer County on a variety of topics.
School Resource Deputies
School resource deputies are responsible for teaching on high school, junior high, and elementary school campuses, developing and maintaining a good rapport with teachers, students, parents and administrators, as well as maintaining a law enforcement presence on campus and at school events .
The P.O.P. deputy deals with a range of community problems and crime prevention issues. The goal is to understand and relieve community- and business-based problems by helping to develop solutions to address reoccurring problems.
The field community services officer (FCSO) is an augmentation to the patrol division. The term “field community services officer” or “FCSO” is used only to distinguish the differing duties between those of a traditional CSO and a CSO working in the field.
Youth and Community Outreach
The youth and community outreach deputy develops and maintains relationships with at-risk youth and provides educational programs that bolster the value of drug prevention and eradication in Placer County
Sergeant Rob Dellinger
Youth and Community Services Supervisor
Deputy Chris Carlton
Problem-Oriented Policing Deputy
CSO Shannon Scofield
Community Services Officer
CSO Jason Walker
Field Community Services Officer
CSO Carly Redlich
Community Services Officer
Deputy Natalie Parkes
Youth and Community Outreach
Community outreach and program development for at-risk youth.
School Resource Deputies:
Deputy Aaron Ames
Olympus (916) 782-1667/Cavitt (916) 791-4152
Deputy Dustin Johnston
(530) 367-5244 (x3008)
Foresthill High School, Foresthill Divide Middle School, & Foresthill Elementary
Deputy Kevin Keith
Loomis Charter, Sierra Vista, Ridgeview, Loomis, H. Clarke Powers, Placer Elementary, Franklin, Penryn, Sheridan, Creek View Ranch, Oakhills & Dry Creek Elementary, and Greenhills
Deputy Gregg Hopping
Granite Bay High School
Deputy Ryan Owens
(530) 346-2284 (x2136)
Colfax Elementary and High School
Deputy Shon Schoer
Newcastle Elementary / Charter School, Harvest Ridge Cooperative Charter, Ophir Elementary, Auburn Elementary, Rock Creek Elementary, St. Joseph School, Bowman Charter School, Sierra Hills Elementary, Weimar Hills Elementary, Alta-Dutch Flat Elementary, and Emigrant Gap
Deputy Chris Kirst
(916) 652-7243 (x1015)
Del Oro High School
North Tahoe Substation:
Deputy Dave Morris
North Tahoe High School, North Tahoe Middle School, Kings Beach Elementary, Tahoe Lake Elementary
CSO - TBD
Community Services Events Calendar
Our Community Services Events are saved in the PDF format and posted regularly. email
Child Safety Education & Youth Programs
Available at the request of a school or community group. CSOs invite members of the Sheriff’s Bike Patrol Unit and STAR volunteers to assist children in learning about and practicing safe bicycling skills. Various skill test courses are set-up, along with stations devoted to bicycle and helmet inspection. Local bicycle merchants are also asked to attend to help in bike inspection and minor safety repairs. If funds permit, Placer County SAFEkids supports the event by providing free helmets to children in need.
There is no database with identifying information for children in the event they become missing. Therefore, the responsibility falls on parents to retain identifiable information for children such as current photograph, dental records and DNA. PCSO has a publication that outlines how to create a Child ID/DNA Kit at home. Some businesses also provide child ID services including photographing and fingerprinting.
Child Safety Presentations
Available at the request of non-public schools and youth community groups. CSOs provide age appropriate safety information to children on topics such as stranger danger, 9-1-1 and gun safety.
Doing Something Good
CSOs established a partnership with businesses in Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Granite Bay, Loomis, Penryn and Sheridan to create “gift” cards that patrol deputies could give to children they witnessed “doing something good” i.e. wearing a helmet while on a bike, using a crosswalk, etc. When the card is redeemed at participating businesses kids can receive a FREE drink, ice cream, popsicle or slice of pizza, based on the terms set by the merchant. This program is intended to get deputies out of their vehicles, give them the opportunity to interact in a positive way with the community, and foster better relationships with local youth and their families.
Supplied by Project Child Safe and distributed at community events by PCSO in an effort to keep children safe from accessing firearms. These cable-style gun locks can be used in autoloading pistols, revolvers, bolt action rifles, autoloading and pump-action shotguns; however, no firearm’s safety or lock can be a substitute for careful gun handling and storage in mechanical or electronic lock boxes or gun safes. Guns often used by minors such as BB/pellet, airsoft and paintball guns can also cause serious injury and precautions should be taken to secure them. Parents are encouraged to inform youth regarding the laws for possession and use of weapons by minors, including “imitation” or “replica” firearms.
Red Ribbon Week
Held annually at the end of October at participating schools throughout the county. PCSO takes the lead in ordering and distributing red ribbon wristbands to unincorporated schools. Throughout the week SROs and CSOs take part in various school activities and provide numerous presentations educating children about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. As budgets permit, CSOs also coordinate with the Placer County Sheriff’s Air Operations Unit to provide an aerial photo flyover of students assembled on a school lawn or field area forming themselves in an anti-drug symbol or message.
Ride With Pride
Held during the summer at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. CSOs schedule members of the sheriff’s office, all with horse riding experience, to present a one day program to children about the care, handling and riding of horses. The event is free for children ages seven to 12 and four separate dates are typically offered.
S.A.F.E (Safety Awareness for Elementary)
Taught by CSOs in unincorporated county public schools in grades K-4. Lessons focus on a variety of topics such as stranger danger, 9-1-1, gun safety, dangers of drugs, and cyber safety. Instruction is designed to be age appropriate, encourage problem solving, and allow children to interact with law enforcement in a positive way. School administrators are invited to take advantage of this program each Fall and Spring.
Walk to School
Held annually at the beginning of October at participating elementary schools and coordinated by the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency. Members of PCSO partner with local fire departments, Placer County SAFEkids and national program sponsor FedEx on the day of the event to walk kids to school safely. In addition to encouraging the use of sidewalks and crosswalks, some schools invite CSOs to present the importance of seatbelts, bicycle and additional pedestrian safety information.
Community Events & Annual Programs
Organized by PCSO or various community groups. Includes fairs and festivals, parades, fundraisers, CSOs coordinate sheriff’s office personnel, equipment, and materials best suited for the needs of the event or resources requested. CSOs work closely with the STAR Volunteer Coordinator to staff a PCSO booth or table with crime prevention literature, participatory activities, and safety giveaway items. PCSO can attend events within city limits with the permission of the local police agency. To view upcoming events PCSO is taking part in please visit the YCS calendar.
Community Services Calendar
Community Awareness Academy
Held in March and September at the Auburn Justice Center citizens are invited to learn about PCSO functions, policies and procedures, and get more involved in the community. CSOs schedule presentations two nights per week over a four week period from members of special units within the sheriff’s office including: air operations; Search and Rescue; the bomb squad; the Special Enforcement Team; the marine unit; investigations; hostage negotiators; the drug task force; and K-9 team. Attendees also take “field trips” to the Placer County Jail and morgue, 911 dispatch center, as well as the air operations hangar. Reservations can be made by calling 530-889-6922.
Cops and Coffee
Substation or service center commanders meet with community members or groups to discuss current PCSO issues. Presentation format is informal, unstructured and allows for audience participation. Contact sergeants assigned to the Colfax Substation 530-346-2256 or Foresthill Service Center 530-367-3570 for more information.
Cuddles for Comfort
In the month of December, members of the YCS Unit visit two Placer County hospitals in an effort to spread holiday cheer. They visit all patients, permitted by hospital staff, and provide them with a new stuffed toy animal. Donations are collected throughout the year by PCSO. Contact the South Placer Substation 916-652-2400 to make a donation.
Day with a Deputy
Sponsored by the Placer County Sheriff’s Council. Members of numerous PCSO units showcase equipment and provide demonstrations to event attendees, free of charge. Local businesses are invited to take part and funds raised go toward the purchase of non-budgeted law enforcement items such as Pepperball Systems, Ballistic Shields, Tasers, Tactical Flashlights, and Night Vision Scope.
Generally conducted at the sheriff’s main office in the Auburn Justice Center at the request of small community groups such as boy and girl scouts, preschools and home schools, or service clubs. Along with providing access to the 9-1-1 dispatch center, indoor firearms range, and various patrol units, CSOs provide a simplified overview of what PCSO does and the numerous functions of personnel. CSOs are also capable of incorporating stranger danger, gun safety, and 9-1-1 information for children groups.
Prescription Take Back
Held twice a year at locations throughout the county and coordinated by Placer County Environmental Engineering and the county’s Health and Human Services Department. Members of law enforcement participate by staffing locations where citizens can drop off unused or expired prescriptions, over the counter and veterinary medications. Sharps or lancets, medical waste, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, or illicit drugs are not accepted. For more information call 530 889-7238.
Project Blue Light
In the month of December, citizens can honor fallen officers by displaying blue lights on the outside of their home in porch or garage lights, or as part of holiday decorations. PCSO enters a vehicle in the Festival of Lights parade held in the City of Auburn and decorates the unit with blue lights. CSOs can also provide posters or fliers to businesses or individuals that would like to support the program.
Crime Prevention Programs
The Business Watch program secures and protects businesses through communication between local law enforcement and the business community while educating and training employers and employees in crime prevention measures.
Business Watch Pamphlet
Identity theft involves acquiring key pieces of someone’s identifying information to enable the identity thief to commit numerous forms of fraud.
Community services officers are available to assist you with: preventative actions,
what to do if you become a victim, and victim’s rights to fraudulent application information.
(go to links section under public awareness)
Neighborhood Watch addresses immediate crime problems, focuses on home security,
builds neighborhood cohesion, and law enforcement – community partnerships.
Watch groups are neighbors who look out for each other’s families and property, alert law enforcement to any suspicious activities or crime in progress, and work together to make their community a safer and better place to live.
Realtor Watch is a safety awareness program for real estate agents.
Community services officers provide safety measures and awareness information for realtors to utilize while previewing property, showing property or while hosting an open house.
Realtor Watch Pamphlet
Please contact the community services officer in your area to schedule a meeting.
Placer County Codes
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is often asked about statutes and codes that relate to public safety. Many answers to safety concerns can be found in the Placer County Codes. For a full listing of codes please visit the Placer County Code site at:
Placer Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
Placer Dispute Resolution Service - PDRS
- is a non-profit organization committed to assisting people in resolving their disputes through mediation.
Mediation is a better way to settle differences than a costly and time consuming court battle, calling in an authority figure, or enduring an ongoing conflict.
Mediation is a process that facilitates productive communication between disputing parties. It is a voluntary settlement process which allows those involved to help control the decisions and work towards a peaceful resolution.
Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. The mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates rather than directs the process. The process is private and confidential.
What kinds of issues can mediation help with?
- Property Use
- Annoyance Complaints
- Neighbor/neighbor Disputes
- Property Damage
- Business Disputes
- Roommate Problems
- Workplace Problems
For more information please visit the following websites:
Placer Dispute Resolution Services -
Placer County Community Development Resource Agency -
“No Trespass” Letter of Consent
If you are encountering trespassing issues on your property, the Sheriff’s Office offers a “No Trespass - 602” program that allows deputies to respond to your property and address trespass complaints without you needing to be present every time.
By filling out the request form and complying with posting requirements, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office is able to act, in absence of the owner, for purposes of enforcing laws against any person found on the private property without the owner's consent or lawful purpose. This is an extremely useful tool and is strongly recommended for vacant properties, vacant lots, businesses or any properties upon which public nuisance activity and/or crime problems, including transient activity, drug activity, graffiti, or general trespass, are occurring.
The attached form must be renewed every SIX months in order to be effective per Penal Code section 602. It is recommended that owners fill out multiple forms with dates occurring in 6 month increments. You may submit 2 forms at a time, one with the current date, the other for 6-months out. It is the property owners responsibility to keep a current form on file with the Sheriff’s Office. Completed forms must be sent to the Placer County Dispatch Center for filing. Forms can be faxed, mailed, or hand delivered to the front counter at the Auburn Justice Center per instructions.
(No Trespassing - Letter of Consent)
Commonly Asked Questions:
What is the law regarding trespass?
Generally, a person commits the offense of trespass if the person enters or remains unlawfully in or upon premises when such premises is not open to the public; or the person fails to leave premises that are open to the public after being lawfully directed to do so by the person in charge.
What is a “Trespass Letter of Consent”?
Law enforcement officers do not normally have the authority to go onto private property, which is not open to the public, and remove individuals or request them to leave without the consent or authority of the property owner. If an officer observes someone on private property when the business is closed, or a problem is reported by someone who does not have the authority to sign a trespass complaint, the officer must contact the person who is legally responsible for the property.
A Trespass Letter of Consent with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office gives deputies permission to act on behalf of the property owner or manager in trespass situations. In addition, deputies who observe trespassers on private property can address the problem immediately, rather than having to wait, contact a property owner or manager, if one can be located, or take no action at all.
(Note: If a property owner/agent is present before officers arrive, and the person trespassing is still on the premises, they will need to place the trespassing party under Citizen’s Arrest)
What happens if you arrest someone based on my signed letter?
In most cases, deputies are able to resolve trespass complaints without arresting the involved subject. However, there are situations where the officer has no choice, but to cite or arrest an offender. In those instances, you will be expected to be available for any resulting court action.
What else do I need to do?
In addition to filing the trespass letter, your property must be posted with “No Trespassing” signs. Please see the handout on sign requirements and placement.
No Trespassing Sign Requirements
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office assists with the Abandoned Vehicle Removal program administered by the Placer County Code Enforcement Division of the Building Department.
Sheriff’s office volunteers receive requests to tag vehicles for abatement via code enforcement. Once a vehicle has been tagged, the vehicle information is turned back over to code enforcement for registered owner contact and tow services.
Only vehicles located on private property, private roads, or within the contract traffic cities of Colfax and Loomis are eligible for this program.
For vehicles abandoned on public streets, in the unincorporated areas of Placer County, please contact California Highway Patrol at 916.663.3344.
The process for having vehicles removed requires a few weeks, but is free of charge for standard passenger vehicles.
If you have an abandoned vehicle on your property you need removed, you must submit a vehicle abatement form to Placer County Code Enforcement.
To start the process, or to learn more about the program, please visit the Placer County Code Enforcement Vehicle Abatement Removal program at:
- Child ID/DNA Kit A Child ID Kit enables parents to provide immediate and essential information for the search, recovery and rescue of a missing child. Keeping complete and up-to-date records of your child is critical when supplying information to law enforcement …
- Creating Safer Schools When crime, drugs, and violence spill over from the streets into the schools, a safe learning environment becomes increasingly difficult. Violence seems to become an acceptable way to settle conflicts …
- Bullying Bullying behavior may seem rather insignificant compared to kids bringing guns to school and getting involved with drugs. Bullying is often dismissed as part of growing up. But it's actually an early form of aggressive, violent behavior
- Family Vacation Traveling safely with your family also means sticking together and keeping an eye on your children at all times. Make sure they know where you are staying (name and address), and teach them what to do if they get lost or separated …
- Safe Halloween Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little scary. Concerns about children’s safety can cast a spell on the evening’s festivities. But not to worry! Following a few safety tips …
- Streetwise Teens Teens are the age group most vulnerable to crime. But putting into practice some basic crime prevention tips can help you and your friends avoid becoming the victims of crime …
Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for teenagers; Alcohol-related car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States; Alcohol is the number one drug problem in America …
Inhalant abuse can kill. And if it doesn't kill you, it can leave you with severe brain damage or severe respiratory problems. Even a first-time user can end up dead after "sniffing" or "huffing" inhalants …
Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. It is a dry, shredded green and brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa …
"Meth," "speed," "chalk," "ice," "crystal," "crank," and "glass" are street terms for a man-made drug called methamphetamine. This white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder can be smoked, snorted, injected, or swallowed …
- Smoking Cigarette smoking has been identified as the most important source of preventable disease and illness and premature mortality death worldwide …
- Talking to Kids about Drugs Don't put off talking to your children about alcohol and other drugs. As early as fourth grade, kids worry about pressures to try drugs. Parents must become involved, but most parents aren't sure how to tell their children about drugs …
Personal Safety and Fraud Prevention
- Crime Prevention for People with Disabilities A physical disability, impaired vision, hearing, or mobility, doesn't prevent you from being a victim of crime. Common sense actions can reduce your risk …
- Family Violence Most people, when beaten or intimidated by someone in their own family, feel helpless, afraid, embarrassed, and guilty. These emotions, plus a belief that what happened was not really a crime, often keep victims from taking any action …
- Identity Theft Identity theft or identity fraud is the taking of a victim's identity to obtain credit, credit cards from banks and retailers, steal money from a victim's existing accounts, apply for loans, establish accounts with utility companies …
- Protecting Personal Information E-mail, the Internet, automated teller machines (ATM), computer banking, even credit cards make our lives more efficient. However, as our lives become more integrated with technology, keeping our private information confidential becomes more difficult …
- Managing Conflict Anger leads to conflict, produces stress, hurts friendships, and can lead to violence. We can't always avoid anger or conflict, but we can learn to manage it without violence …
- Safer Seniors As people grow older, their chances of being victims of crime decrease dramatically. However, they need to be more alert to frauds and con games …
- Telephone Scams Telephones are also prone to fraud. Don’t be a victim. Educate yourself about phone fraud, and know how to spot—and prevent—a telephone scam …
Property Security and Watch Programs
- Business Watch A crime prevention program that enlists the active participation of business owners and employees, in cooperation with law enforcement, to reduce crime in their communities…
- Home Security Many burglars will spend no longer than 60 seconds trying to break into a home. Good locks - and good neighbors who watch out for each other - can be big deterrents to burglars…
- Neighborhood Watch Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective and least costly ways to prevent crime and reduce fear. It forges bonds among area residents, helps reduce burglaries and robberies, and improves relations between law enforcement and the communities they serve …
- Realtor Watch A safety awareness program for real estate agents with suggestions for previewing and showing properties, open houses, and personal security measures to remember...
- Rural Crime Prevention Rural communities have their own unique crime problems - like theft of livestock and expensive farm equipment. Vandals do more than break mailboxes, they can destroy crops and fields …
- Starting a Neighborhood Watch Program You will need: a person or group of people committed to starting a Neighborhood Watch; a list of what issues initially need to be addressed in your community; a means of communicating with the residents, e.g., e-mail, fliers …
- Vehicle Theft Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when you're away from it, even for "just a minute;” always roll up the windows and lock the car; never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked …
- Cell Phone Laws Operating a motor vehicle while using a cell phone can result in erratic driving, traffic accidents, injuries, and even death.
- Cell Phone Safety Tips for Talking, Texting, and Sending Messages: Send appropriate text, email, or picture messages only; do not give out your address or other personal information on a phone call, text, or email to people you don’t know …
- Cyberbullying Online bullying, called cyberbullying, happens when teens use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person …
- Family Internet Use Using the Computer Is a Family Affair: Agree on a list of rules and post it by the computer. The rules should cover how long children can spend on the Internet, how late they can surf the Web, what they may and may not visit on the Web …
- Safe Surfing Cyberspace is a gigantic community of millions, where people research information for school, learn about movies, shop, listen to music, watch video clips, even develop sites of their own. As in any community, there are people and places you should avoid to reduce your crime risk …
- Sexting Sexting, sending sexually explicit text or photographs from mobile devices. Once the photos are sent, they can be used to bully, harass, intimidate, or embarrass victims online or via mobile devices …
- Social Networking Social media, where people go online to chat with their friends, make new friends, and exchange information. Their purpose is to bring people closer together. When used responsibly, these sites present wonderful social opportunities
School Resource Presentations
Cyber Bullying / Personal Accountability
This is a dynamic course designed to educate junior high school students (12-15 yrs) on some of the risky behaviors currently demonstrated by individuals in their age group. This class includes case studies, video presentations and class discussions. The course addresses such topics as sexting, on line bullying, criminal threats and common school related crimes. It is stressed throughout the presentation that these students are of the age where they will be held accountable for their actions, which can result in school suspension, criminal prosecution and fines.
Internet Safety Presentation
The Placer County Sheriff’s Youth Services Division has created an Internet safety course designed to educate parents and school staff about some of the dangers our children face when using the Internet. This presentation addresses on line predators, cyber bullying, identifying questionable web sites and risky online communications. Much of the curriculum offered during the course was provided by www.netsmartz.org. The Internet safety presentation is a 60- to 90-minute course and is usually made to groups of 20 or more. Please contact the Youth Services Division if your group or organization is interested in this information.
. The Internet safety presentation is a 60- to 90-minute course and is usually made to groups of 20 or more. Please contact the Youth Services Division if your group or organization is interested in this information.
Site Safety & Lockdown Procedures
The school resource officers work closely with the school districts and each campus in developing site safety plans and lockdown procedures. Our officers assess each campus for possible areas of concern and develop law enforcement and medical response plans along with evacuation procedures.
Substance Abuse and Narcotics Education
The school resource officers tailor the substance abuse education to specific age groups and the needs of each audience. These topics can range from current street-drug trends, prescription medications, introductory type drugs to alcohol and tobacco use. Our officers have power point presentations, videos, educational brochures and paraphernalia displays.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently working with the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement in developing a large scale event that can accommodate up to 800 students. This presentation is a one day event and is geared toward the junior high age student.
Crisis Resolution Center
The CRC provides family services for youth in crisis ages 12-17 years of age. Families in crisis with their teens can have their child placed at the CRC for up to four weeks, while undergoing family therapy and a reunification program. The program is free and confidential. For 24-hour response call 1-866-251-7584.
Full Circle Treatment Center
730 Sunrise Ave Roseville, CA 95661 916 787-4357
FCTC is dedicated to reducing the harmful effects of adolescent substance abuse by providing early intervention for these and other destructive behaviors, supporting healthy families and providing parenting education and ongoing aftercare to promote sustained success. The program utilizes a 10 week intensive period where teens are in attendance 4 times per week for 3 hours per day in the evenings thus allowing them to remain engaged with their school activities and family. They are drug tested three times per week and participate in individual, group and family therapy. Parents are required to attend parenting classes utilizing an evidence based curriculum designed specifically for intervening in difficult teen behaviors.
Roseville 916-774-6802 Auburn 530-887-3536
Kids First provides comprehensive family support services to help families address specific needs; make referrals to community resources and services; provide individual child, family therapy; provide development education to parents with children aged 0-3; support caregivers raising children of relatives or friends; assist families with financial stability; and provide parenting classes.
Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center
916-645-3300 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lighthouse provides counseling, support & family resources, in both English and Spanish, to improve the quality of life to the residents in Placer County.
Parent Project offers skill building courses for parents raising difficult, strong-willed, our out-of-control children ages 5 and up. The program has special application to ADD and ADHD issues and provides concrete, no nonsense solutions to even the most destructive adolescent behaviors. To register for the next class, or for more information, call (916) 787-HELP. Click here to download the current course schedule - http://www.parentproject.com/upcomingclasses.mv
Placer County Crisis and Emergency Services for Children
If your life is in danger or you need to report an emergency situation, call 9-1-1.
A telephone call can bring help in a crisis. For at-risk children and/or adults in emergencies and crises situations, a special 24-hour, 7-day a week, response program is available by contacting the ACCESS office at one of the telephone numbers listed below.
ACCESS Office: 916 787-8860 Children's Protective Services: 916 787-8860
Toll Free: 888 886-5401
Placer County Network of Care
The Network is a single, integrated, community-based resource, engaging communities within the county with local programs which support children ages 0-5 and their families to help them enter school healthy and ready to succeed.
Placer County Probation Department – Juvenile Services
2929 Richardson Drive, DeWitt Center, Auburn, CA 95603 Phone: 530-889-7900
The Juvenile Services Division serves the probation needs of those who have been accused of committing a crime when they were under the age of 18 years. Once on probation, minors will be supervised by officers from this division to enforce the Juvenile Court's orders. Minors can be placed on probation in their own homes or removed and placed in foster homes, group homes, camps, or committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice. The Division receives 2500 referrals each year from law enforcement agencies on minors who are accused of committing crimes. This Division also operates a juvenile work project which allows juvenile offenders to work eight hours or more under the supervision of the Probation Department.
Sacramento Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous
SACYPAA serves young people ages 14-20 in the Northern California area and by practicing the principles of A.A. through meetings, events, and outreach. Click here to download the current meeting schedule - http://sacypaa.org/yp-meetings
Safe Families for Children
Koinonia 800-881-2091 or email: email@example.com
Through Safe Families , parents can arrange for their children to stay with a pre-screened family while they focus on resolving a family or personal crisis and have a need for their children to be placed out of the home and do not have any relatives or friends for support. The program is designed as a community safety net for at-risk families and is a positive alternative to the state welfare system.
Sierra Family Services
333 Sunrise Avenue, Suite 701, Roseville, CA 95661 (916) 783-5207
Sierra Family Services provides counseling, residential and outpatient treatment, job skill building, employment counseling, and drug testing. Spanish speaking meetings are available. Costs are on a sliding scale.
While millions of families struggle to provide stable homes for their children due to limited resources, both social and physical, others have items at home gathering dust, or are able to provide services to those in need. Youshare.org connects families with critical material needs or much-needed services to people who can fulfill those needs.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Placer County Crisis and Emergency Services for Mental Health
If your life is in danger or you need to report an emergency situation, call 9-1-1.
A telephone call can bring help in a crisis. For at-risk children and/or adults in emergencies and crises situations, a special 24-hour, 7-day a week, response program is available by contacting the ACCESS office at one of the telephone numbers listed below.
ACCESS Office: 916 787-8860 Mental Health Services/Crisis Intervention: 916 787-8860 Toll Free: 888 886-5401
Turning Point Community Programs
1133 Coloma Way, Ste. A, Roseville 916-786-3750
TPCP offers psychiatric services, support and advocacy for Placer County residents. The program is client-centered, strength based, and focuses on recovery. TPCP provides intensive mental health services to people who are incarcerated or at risk for contact with the criminal justice system.
Youth Services F.A.Q
What happens after a juvenile is cited for a crime in Placer County?
Upon receipt of the juvenile crime report, a referral will be made to the Placer County Probation Department. The Placer County Juvenile Probation Department will make a formal written contact with the juvenile within two months following the citation.
What is a Juvenile Citation Hearing?
A Juvenile Citation Hearing is a formal probation meeting held by the Placer County Probation Department. Individuals present at the meeting may include a probation officer, a social worker intern, parents of the juvenile and the juvenile who was cited. If the juvenile does not contest the citation, and with parents consent, they may be assigned to Informal Probation or Peer Court depending on the status of offense.
What is Informal Probation?
If on informal probation, a minor is required to observe good behavior for a period of six months, make restitution to the victim for any damages, and obey parents. If deemed necessary, parents will be required to participate in a parent skill-building program for defiant or strong willed youth called Parent Project.
What is Formal Probation?
More serious crimes, such as burglary or robbery, will rarely be handled informally. If the charge is a felony (the most serious category of crimes) the law requires the probation department to refer the case to the District Attorney. Mandatory referral is also required when the child has had a prior crime which was handled informally. The probation department’s phone number is: 916-784-6432.
What if your child displays defiant behavior but has not been cited for a crime?
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is committed to law enforcement intervention. School Resource Officers, specially trained in handling juvenile crime, are available for parents to talk to or make referrals. Parents are also encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office and have a patrol deputy respond and talk with their child or teen and the family at the time the incident is occurring. Parent Project is also an effective program for parents.
What is Parent Project and Parent Project Teen?
Parent Project is in 33 states and has taught over 300,000 parents nationwide, and offered in Roseville. It is a 10-week skill-building course for parents of strong-willed or defiant youth. Most parents have tried unsuccessfully, counseling, lecturing, and restriction. Parent Project puts parents “back in charge”. Parent Project Teen is a 10-week skill-building program for juveniles whose parents are attending Parent Project. Ages are 17 – 11. Teens don’t view themselves as having problems; it’s everyone else that is causing them to have problems. Teen will lean about labeling their feelings, sexualizing their behavior, peer pressure, drugs/alcohol and future choices.
Can families get help with truancy or running away behavior?
Running away or truancy is not a criminal offense, yet they are possibly early indicators of future criminal behavior. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has a full-time deputy assigned to each high school and middle school, and elementary school in the county. These cases come to the attention of law enforcement because of the at-risk behavior involved. If you would like to contact the officer assigned to your child’s school please call the Sheriff’s Office, South Placer Sub-Station at 916-652-2400.
I would like to find out who the school resource officer is for my child’s school.
Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 916-652-2400 or the Sheriff’s website at www.placer.ca.gov/sheriff
Vacation Property Check Program
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Division offers a free program in which volunteers will check on your property while you are away on vacation, business, or attending family matters. A vacation check will be valid for no longer than thirty days at a time.
In your absence, the Placer County Sheriff Volunteers will provide periodic security checks of your property. They will immediately report any suspicious activity to patrol deputies to investigate.
How does it work?
If you are planning on being away more than a few days you can fill out a Vacation Check Request form and submit it to the Community Services Division at the South Placer Substation, Loomis. Please make sure the form is filled out completely. Form needs to be filled out 7-days prior to leaving. Each time you are requesting a vacation check for your home you must fill out and submit a new vacation check form.
Vacation checks are only provided on the weekdays, during normal business hours. Checks are not provided on the weekend unless staffing is available.
Uniformed Volunteers will check doors and windows, as well as make sure there is no damage to any property. If your doors and windows are alarm sensitive and will activate when checked, please advise on form so we do not set off your alarms.
Will I be notified if an incident occurs on my property?
Yes, as long as you have provided a good contact number.
In the case of an emergency or the need for patrol officers to respond, the volunteers will contact the person/number listed under “Emergency Contact”. Anyone listed as a key holder will also be notified if there is an issue with securing the property.
To start the process, or if you have any questions, please contact:
Placer County Sheriff’s Office
South Placer Substation - Loomis
Phone: (916) 652-2447
Fax: (916) 652-2424
Forms may be downloaded and filled out. Completed forms need to be returned to the South Placer Substation via mail, email, or fax.
Vacation Check Form
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office continuously recruits for qualified volunteers who are willing to donate a minimum of 100 hours per year to support the mission and goals of the department and the community it serve through the Sheriffs Team of Active Residents Program ( S.T.A.R.s)
Volunteers work in a variety of assignments throughout the sheriff’s office. There are two main job classifications for volunteers: Field Volunteers and Administrative Volunteers.
- Field Volunteers assist patrol services by providing such functions as: Vacation Checks, Vehicle Abatements, Traffic Control, Saturation Patrols, and Found Property Reports.
- Administrative Volunteers assist by providing staffing at the Service Centers and Substations. Among their office duties, these volunteers greet the public, answer phones, take cold reports, fingerprint, and maintain office computer databases.
In addition to office and field work, volunteers assist with safety fair presentations, crime prevention, and community outreach.
18 years of age or older
- Posses a valid California Driver’s License or California ID Card (Some assignments require the driving of a county vehicle)
- Complete the application and interview process
- Pass a thorough background investigation. (Includes submitting fingerprints to DOJ and the FBI for clearance)
- Attend the Placer County Sheriff’s Department Citizen’s Academy before, or within, 6-months of appointment.
Volunteer staffing locations:
Foresthill Service Center
Field volunteers report to duty out of the Loomis Substation
For more information on the volunteer
program or to request an application please contact:
Community Services Officer Carly Redlich