Santa Barbara Juvenile Court4500 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93110
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
4500 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93110
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Santa Barbara Juvenile Court is located at 4500 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA, 93110. The Court deals with all types of matters involving minors, including juvenile traffic offenses, status offenses, dependency matters, and delinquency matters. Santa Barbara Juvenile Court also has a Teen Court program that allows first time offenders to have their cases heard by a jury of their peers.
The mission of the Santa Barbara Juvenile Court is to provide a fair, effective, and humane system of justice that ensures public safety and holds offenders accountable while providing them with opportunities for rehabilitation and positive change. The Court is committed to treating every youth with dignity and respect, and to providing equal access to justice. Santa Barbara Juvenile Court strives to provide quality service to the community through innovative programs that are research-based and evidence-informed.
The Santa Barbara Juvenile Court has a long history of serving the youth of Santa Barbara County. The Court was established in 1873, and since that time, it has handled over 1 million cases involving minors. The Court is one of the busiest juvenile courts in California, handling over 8,000 cases each year. Santa Barbara Juvenile Court is a leader in the state in the development and implementation of innovative programs that provide alternatives to detention and incarceration for youth. These programs include restorative justice, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-informed care. The Court is also a leader in the use of technology to improve the efficiency of its operations and to better serve the community. Santa Barbara Juvenile Court was the first court in California to implement an electronic filing system for juvenile cases, and it is one of the only courts in the state to offer online access to case information.