Nov. 25, 2015

Juvenile Justice COmmission


In each county there shall be a juvenile justice commission consisting of not less than seven and no more than 15 citizens. Two or more of the members shall be persons who are between 14 and 21 years of age, provided there are available persons between 14 and 21 years of age who are able to carry out the duties of a commission member in a manner satisfactory to the appointing authority.

  • Purpose of Commission

    The Commission's purpose is to:

    • Ensure that facilities used for the confinement of a minor for more than twenty-four (24) hours conform to all applicable laws that govern such operations;
    • Ensure that minors under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court receive care, treatment and guidance consistent with their best interest;
    • Act in conformity with a comprehensive set of goals and objectives determined by the Commission to improve system performances; and
    • Monitor compliance with established standards to ensure the health, education and welfare of minors under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court.

    (City and County of San Francisco Juvenile Justice Commission Bylaws, Article 1, Section 1.2)

  • Public Meetings

    Regular Commission meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m., unless otherwise designated by the Commission, and are open to the public. For more information about public meetings, or for advance copies of meeting agendas, please contact:
    Yvette King at (415) 628-5101.

  • 2015 Juvenile Justice Membership
    • Yvette King, JJC Executive Staff/Court Supervisor
    • COMMISSIONER Adam Maldonado, Chair
    • COMMISSIONER Erin Morgan, Vice Chair
    • COMMISSIONER Leslie Finlev, Secretary
    • COMMISSIONER Lark Thomas, At-Large
    • COMMISSIONER Danny Smith, At-Large
    • COMMISSIONER Todd Lloyd
    • COMMISSIONER Walter Turner
    • COMMISSIONER Maria Lourdes Nocedal
    • COMMISSIONER Loran Simon
    • COMMISSIONER Michael Stewart
    • COMMISSIONER Roy Garanton
    • COMMISSIONER Lisette Elizalde

Commission Openings:

 Please contact Yvette King ( for more information about Commission openings.

JJC Membership Application

Juvenile Justice Commission Meeting Summaries

2013 Meeting Summaries

September 2013 Meeting Summary

October 2013 Meeting Summary

November 2013 Meeting Summary

December 2013 Meeting Summary

2014 Meeting Summaries

January 2014 Meeting Summary

February 2014 Meeting Summary

March 2014 Meeting Summary

April 2014 Meeting Summary

May 2014 Meeting Summary

June 2014 Meeting Summary

July 2014 Meeting Summary

September 2014 Meeting Summary

October 2014 Meeting Summary

November 2014 Meeting Summary

December 2014 Meeting Summary

2015 Meeting Summaries

January 2015 Meeting Summary

February 2015 Meeting Summary

March 2015 Meeting Summary

April 2015 Meeting Summary

May 2015 Meeting Summary

June 2015 Meeting Summary

Contact Information

County of San Francisco Unified Family Court
Juvenile Justice Commission
375 Woodside Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127

Juvenile Justice Commission
Executive Staff
Yvette King
(415) 682-5101
(415) 682-5255 (FAX)


The Juvenile Justice Center Improvement Committee has provided educational and vocational services to youth, 14-18 under the jurisdiction of the Courts for more than 27 years. To enroll young people into the Early Morning Studies Academy GED school, or for help getting them a job in the New Directions Employment Program, call (415) 753-7690.

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