The JJDPC is an advocate for the best interests of children. California law directs that the superior court in each county appoint a Juvenile Justice Commission to support juvenile justice efforts. In Ventura County, the Juvenile Justice Commission also acts as the Delinquency Prevention Commission.
The Juvenile Justice section of the Commission is dedicated to promoting the welfare of all minors who come under the jurisdiction of the Court, and supporting the well-being of the youth in the juvenile justice system by encouraging fair and accountable treatment of the minors and their families.
The Delinquency Prevention section of the Commission serves to help deter Ventura County youth from entering the juvenile system. The Commission advocates for the collaboration and coordination of public and private agencies that provide services to minors in need.