Probation Units

Elizabeth Florez, Division Director

Taryn Bjelke- Program Manager
Lance Mezger - Program Manager
 Joe Saiz - Program Manager
Mathew Banovich - Program Manager

Juvenile Probation Services utilizes Diversion, Informal Supervision, and Formal Court processing to serve the youth and families of our community.

  • Intake Assessment Unit (IAU)/Early Intervention:   Processes and evaluates youth committing low level misdemeanor offenses. First time offenders are generally seen by this unit.
  • Probation Assessment Unit (PAU):  Processes and evaluates youth not currently on probation status committing delinquent offenses. Youth committing gross misdemeanors and felonies are usually assessed by this unit.
  • Diversion Unit: Oversees youth through the use of informal supervision practices. The primary goal is to divert youth from formal court by utilizing various community based sanctions and services.
  • Compliance Units: Comprised of two teams responsible for the supervision of youth and enforcement of court orders. Youth in this unit are on court ordered supervision.
  • Gang Unit: Specialized unit providing supervision and services to identified gang members. This unit collaborates with the Regional Gang Unit.
  • Sex Offender Unit: Specialized unit providing specific assessment and supervision of juvenile sex offense cases.
  • CSYC/APYC Unit: Specialized unit responsible for the supervision of youth court ordered to China Springs / Aurora Pines Youth Camps.  These Officers, along with the Children's Cabinet, work to provide re-entry services for youth sent to CSYC/AP.
  • Behavioral Health Unit: Specialized unit providing assessment and supervision to youth in need of mental health and / or substance abuse  services.

Probation Services contact number:  775-325-7801