Ethnic Studies Senior Capstone Papers

Document Type

Student Paper

Publication Date

Spring 5-2019


Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | Community-Based Research | Counselor Education | Education Policy | Ethnic Studies | Family Law | Family, Life Course, and Society | Inequality and Stratification | Juvenile Law | Peace and Conflict Studies | Politics and Social Change | Public Administration | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Social Policy | Social Work | Urban Studies

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

This report illustrates how probation leadership, officers, and staff in San Diego County can adopt best training practices to address and alleviate incidents in juvenile detention facilities and build a sophisticated, fair, and effective system of juvenile justice. The goal of implementing best training practices for probation officers and staff is to build a knowledgeable workforce to better serve youth and families and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. This report analyzes how innovations in management and the introduction of new programs has proven effective through research- and evidence-based practices and direct community involvement. In particular, this report closely examines the Santa Cruz County Probation Department which has reduced its dependence on detention and focused on improving youth experiences of justice.