you have a special skill set or talent you would like to share in the area of
arts and crafts, creative writing, cutting hair, physical education, life
coaching skills, or maybe just a good listener? If so, this may be a great
opportunity for you to play an integral part in the lives of detained and
troubled youth. Volunteers
are a valuable resource and are utilized
in various ways at the Youth Detention Facility.
Programs include, but are not limited to: mentoring,
tutoring, recreational activities, youth
diversion/prevention programs, and chaplaincy.
Minimum qualifications for
- Must be a citizen of the United
States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must not be on any form of
probation or parole for at least one year
- Must have a valid California
- Must attend a 4 hour
Multi-Disciplinary Training annually
Must pass a background investigation which
includes a $32 fee to be fingerprinted
- Must test negative for tuberculosis
- Commit to volunteering a minimum of 4 hours a month
more information on being a Citizen Volunteer please call Supervising Probation Officer Lynsey Semon at 916-874-1544 or email: SemonL@saccounty.net.
The Ride-Along Program offers members of the public the opportunity to interact with officers from our Department. The program seeks to increase public awareness regarding the functions of Probation Officers and introduces the wide-range of services the Department provides the community.
For additional information, please contact Supervising Probation Officer Sandra Shimizu at 916-875-5104 or email: ShimizuS@saccounty.net.