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Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission

595 Boyd Street, Yuba City, CA 95991

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sutter County Juvenile Justice/Delinquency Prevention Commission is to advocate for the safety and well being of children, youth, families and the overall community and to promote intervention and delinquency prevention programs and services to youth within the County.

The Commission will accomplish this by exercising the powers and duties as established in the Welfare and Institutions Code and by actively pursuing collaboration with other agencies and community organizations involved in the development of effective delinquency education and prevention projects.

2017/2018 Commission:


Susan Williams
595 Boyd Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
Phone No: (530) 822-7320
Fax No: (530) 822-7470
Vice Chairperson:

Community Commissioners:

Carrie Bevacqua
Jennifer Cates
Julie Gill Sheffield
Susan Williams
Student Commissioners:

Daniel Apsley, Yuba City High School
Marissa Hernandez, River Valley High School
Sutter County Probation Staff:

Nicole Ritner, Chief Probation Officer
Donya Thompson, Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Juvenile Unit
Allyson Wadkins, Commission Secretary


Meetings and Location

Meetings are held at 11:45 a.m. on the 1st Tuesday of every month (September to May) at the Sutter County Public Safety Training Center, 430 Center Street, Yuba City, CA 95991 (Between Plumas and Shasta Streets).

Goals and Objectives


Carry out all the responsibilities necessary to support the effective functioning of the Commission, including by-laws, membership, election of officers, Commissioner training, and on-going community awards.

Juvenile Justice

Commissioners will promote quality services to children and families by inquiring into the operation of any facility in this county that houses juveniles detained outside of their home. The respective Bi-County Juvenile Hall facilities, Camp Singer Youth Guidance Center, and any local law enforcement lock-up in which a juvenile was securely detained during the year will be inspected on an annual basis, more often if deemed necessary, reporting in writing to proper local, state and federal authorities.


Promote inclusion of our youth community by receiving any information and recommendations made by our youth regarding juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs in our community.

Delinquency Prevention

Provide leadership and coordination in developing and improving projects in the community that are intended to prevent juvenile delinquency. This will be accomplished by various means, including, but not limited to:
  1. Promoting a community awareness and understanding regarding the nature of juvenile delinquency and the services needed by youth;
  2. Identifying areas of concern or underlying problems at the elementary level that lead to advanced risks behaviors and investigate means of effective intervention.

Community Relations

Goal: Establish an active and educational Community Outreach Program that includes local community leaders, community organization, governmental agencies and the religious community.

  1. Organize and support town-hall type meetings and community forums.
  2. Establish linkages with other youth servicing mediums, including Drug and Gang Task Force, School Attendance Review Board, and Law Enforcement.
  3. Educate and inform the public and other governmental agencies of the mission of the Sutter County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission via meetings and community forums.