Juvenile Delinquency

The Welfare and Institutions Code, starting at section 602, describes the Court's jurisdiction over misdemeanors and felonies committed by minors (persons under 18 years of age). For those who cannot afford legal representation for their children, the Court will appoint an attorney. The objectives of the Delinquency Court are to provide for the protection and safety of the public and each minor; to preserve and strengthen the minor’s family ties whenever possible; give care, treatment and guidance to the minor; and hold them accountable for their behavior when they commit delinquent acts. If a minor becomes a ward of the Delinquency Court, the Court will make orders for the parents or guardians, and the minor. The minor may be allowed to live in the parents' or guardians' home under Court supervision or may be placed outside of the home in an unlocked or locked facility. The factors that the Court will consider in making this determination include the child's age, the seriousness of the offense and the history of delinquency.

Important Links

How Do I

Pay my Traffic Ticket from the San Francisco Police Department

If it is a Traffic Violation, go to 375 Woodside Ave., Room 101, the Traffic Court, or call (415) 682-5100. For non-traffic violations, go to the Intake Probation Department, 375 Woodside Ave., Room 237, if you are a San Francisco resident, or call (415) 753-7530. If you are a non-resident, go to 375 Woodside Ave., Room 214, or call (415) 753-7530.

Get Copies of Juvenile Records

DELINQUENCY
Please call:
(415) 682-5100

Please write:
Clerk's Office
375 Woodside Ave., Room 101
San Francisco, CA 94127

DEPENDENCY Please call:
(415) 551-3747

Please write:
Clerk to the Supervising Judge
Department 405
400 McAllister St.
San Francisco, CA 94102-4512

Please include the following information:
Name and any alias;
Date of birth;
Approximate time period of the person being in the system;
Your telephone number; and
Your relationship to the case (minor, parent, guardian, attorney of record, etc., or person) under W&I 827

Search for Records

Please call:
(415) 682-5101

Please Write:
Yvette King
Court Supervisor
Juvenile Court
375 Woodside Ave., Room 101
San Francisco, CA 94127

Please include the following information
Name and any alias;
Date of birth;
Approximate time period of the person being in the system;
Your telephone number; and
Your relationship to the case (minor, parent, guardian, attorney of record, etc., or person) under W&I 827

Find out Information and Sealings

Please call the Special Services of the Probation Department at (415)753-7661.

Find out Information about the Emancipation of Minors

Please call the Supervising Judge's Clerk at (415)551-3747.

Find out Information about Ex Parte Applications

Please call the Court Clerk of Department in which matter will be set.