My teenage child is beyond my control. She / he will not go to school, refuses to obey me, leaves and comes home whenever s/he pleases and refuses to tell me where s/he goes. Can probation help me?

The Probation Department is an arm of the court and an integral part of the criminal justice system. Children and adults are placed on probation by the court after a finding that they have committed a crime. In this scenario Probation would lack jurisdiction and be unable to provide direct services. However, Probation Officers routinely work with counselors, school officials and other professionals who do provide direct services to troubled families. Please call and ask to speak to the officer of the day if you would like to be referred to a local resource agency. 

  • Antioch (East County): 925-431-1600
  • Martinez (Central County): 925-313-4000
  • Richmond (West County): 510-231-6500

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1. How does my incarceration or being on probation effect my voting eligibility?
2. I was convicted of an offense and want to have it dismissed and/or reduced to a misdemeanor. How do I do this?
3. I want to visit my son in Juvenile Hall. When can I see him?
4. How do I get my juvenile record sealed?
5. My teenage child is beyond my control. She / he will not go to school, refuses to obey me, leaves and comes home whenever s/he pleases and refuses to tell me where s/he goes. Can probation help me?
6. My partner has threatened to hurt me and my family. What can I do?