Children, Youth & Families System of Care


Juvenile Forensic Services

If you have a Behavioral Health emergency, please call 9-1-1. 

To access referrals or call the Crisis Line, phone 1-888-724-7240. 

Juvenile Forensic Services provides assistance to Juvenile Court, Child Welfare Services, and the Juvenile Probation Department. 

Psychiatric and psychological services are provided at probation institutions including:

  • The Girls Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility,
  • East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility,
  • Juvenile Ranch Facility, and 
  • Camp Barrett. 

Specialty mental health services, including psychiatry and counseling, are also provided at the Polinsky Children's Center. 

Juvenile Forensic Services provides transition mental health services both to wards and dependents of the court when they return to the community. Some services are also provided by contract agencies to wards and dependents.

Juvenile Forensic Services addresses the needs of approximately 3,700 children and youth annually.


For administrative information or to provide feedback about this page, please send us an email or phone 858-694-4680.