In the past, two separate organizations, the Juvenile Hall Service League and the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission operated to provide assistance to youth under the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County and the Probation Department.
The Juvenile Hall Service League, originally known as the Juvenile Hall Auxiliary, was initially established by the Board of Supervisors on November 19, 1985.
The Service League was designed to assist youth under the jurisdiction of Stanislaus County Superior Court and the Stanislaus County Probation Department. The organization provided mentoring, social activities, solicitation and management of charitable contributions including a scholarship fund and supplies intended to benefit the youth.
The Juvenile Hall Service League was an active organization for many years, raising funds to enhance programs in the Juvenile Hall and benefit youth in the Juvenile justice system. In 2005, participation and interest in the Service League began to decline and a decision was made to dissolve the organization.
The Service League has not met since November 30, 2005. All of the Board of Directors' terms have since expired.
The Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission was established by Sections 225 & 235 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code in 2008. A primary objective of the Commission is the prevention of juvenile delinquency. Members are appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Court in concurrence with the Presiding Juvenile Court Judge. The Commission meets regularly and among its duties is the annual inspection of the Juvenile Hall. As a result, the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission is well suited to assume responsibility and administration of the Juvenile Hall Service League Fund and the Judge Gerald V. Underwood Scholarship Fund.
Here is an application for the scholarship along with a phone number for more information.