Children, Youth & Families System of Care

HHSA Family

Juvenile Forensic Services

Juvenile Forensic Services provides psychological and psychiatric services to youth residing within the juvenile detention facilities.

These services may include:

  • Counseling
  • Assessment
  • Crisis intervention
  • Psychiatric medication management
  • Transition-to-community related assistance

In addition, Juvenile Forensic Services provides assistance to Juvenile Probation, Juvenile Court and Child Welfare Services by way of expert consultation regarding mental health issues, mental competency screenings, and by providing other mental health evaluations for youth.

The Juvenile Forensic Services are provided by the Behavioral Health Services Stabilization, Treatment, Assessment and Transition Team (STAT) at the following Probation detention facilities:

  • Kearny Mesa Juvenile Hall
  • East Mesa Juvenile Hall
  • Urban Camp

For more information, please visit the the San Diego County Probation Department’s Juvenile Detention website.


The material provided on this page is for reference only.  If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you need support or are actively seeking services, please call the ACL at 1 (888) 724-7240 (TDD/TTY Dial 711) and an experienced counselor will provide you with a referral to meet your needs and help determine eligibility.

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