CENTRAL JUVENILE HALL TO HOST A FREE RESOURCE EXPO FOR PARENTS OF PROBATION YOUTH AND THE COMMUNITY

August 24, 2018

Los Angeles County Probation joins other L.A. County and community partners to provide information and services available for parents and guardians of juveniles on probation

WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Central Juvenile Hall (Parking Lot), 1601 Eastlake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033


The Los Angeles County Probation Department is coordinating a Parent Resource Fair Saturday, August 25 to provide a “one-stop shop” of resources and valuable information about services available to parents and guardians of youth who are currently in juvenile justice or correctional programs. While many of the resources will be geared to parents of youth who are justice-involved, parents and community members are welcome to attend.

Community outreach representatives from a variety of public agencies will be available to share information on their services such as: mental, physical, and public health services, parenting classes, domestic violence counseling, art and music opportunities, recreation happenings, summer internships/mentoring programs, gang prevention, job/vocational training, life skills workshops, health insurance for undocumented families, employment opportunities for probationers/parolees, and LGBTQ support groups.  Parents who attend can expect to walk away from the event with the tools necessary to not only best support their child, but also get advice, helpful tips, guidance, and assistance to strengthen and support the rest of the family.

The Parent Resource Fair is the result of the many questions raised by parents and guardians who attend family counseling meetings that take place at the County’s three juvenile halls.  During these meetings, parents have expressed a desire to have a more centralized location where they can find the services they need.   It is the Probation Department’s goal to connect these families with the organizations who provide the types of assistance that are available to them through outreach and rehabilitation.  Parent Resource Fairs will also take place at Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall (Sylmar) and Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall (Downey) later this year.

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