Juvenile Court Clinic (JCC)

Mother and daughter hug each otherSan Diego Juvenile Court recognizes the need for short term psychiatric services for youth involved in the courts, Probation and Child Welfare Services.  The Juvenile Court Clinic serves children and youth who are unable to access psychiatric care through current services such as contracted clinics or private insurance.

Our key objectives are to psychiatrically assess and stabilize our youth. We develop treatment plans that include coordination for ongoing care with other mental health providers in the community. This ensures that our youth and their families are linked with the appropriate provider in their community.

Juvenile Court Clinic Services

Specific services include:

  • Mental health and psychiatric assessment
  • Medication evaluation, prescription and monitoring
  • Short-term individual, family and group support
  • Case management and community linkage
  • Fire setter evaluation (Probation referred)
  • Psychotropic medication review
  • Medication and treatment second opinion
  • Competency restoration (Probation referred)

Professional Staff

Our clinical team is comprised of therapists, nurses, psychiatrists and community support staff. We begin with a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of current functioning, treatment and community resources. Psychosocial services, case management and transition / referral services are offered up to 90-days.

For More Information

Please call 858.571.1964 for additional information or referral. We are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (evenings by appointment).

We are conveniently located on the property of the Juvenile Court and Probation offices in Kearny Mesa (west end of the Probation parking lot).

Juvenile Court Clinic
2851 Meadow Lark Drive, San Diego, CA 92123
Office: 858.571.1964
Fax: 858.571.1967

Who is Eligible?

Services eligibility is for Probation referred youth with mental health concerns that have MediCal or are uninsured or underinsured.

The Juvenile Court Clinic is funded by the County of San Diego through the California Mental Health Services Act and EPSDT (MediCal).