The Diversion Deputy Probation Officer supervises youth who have been placed on probation pursuant to Sections 725(a) Section 654.2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code and cases granted a Deferred Entry of Judgment by the court. Depending on the type of case, supervision could last from six month to one year. Youth are provided with minimum supervision and are referred to other programs to help address behavioral, delinquency and other relevant issues.

If the youth meets his court conditions and does not commit a new law violation, probation services will be terminated. Depending on the type of case, the youth may still show an offense on their record even after their probation ends. If the youth fails to follow the agreement or commits a new offense, the Deputy Probation Officer takes steps to begin formal Juvenile Court proceedings to determine whether formal probation supervision is appropriate.

If you have questions about a court case, contact the San Mateo County Courts.
If you want to know which Probation Officer is assigned to your case, call (650) 312-8807.