Juvenile Metro Supervision (JMS) is responsible for supervising approximately 380 juvenile probationers residing in the greater Bakersfield area. JMS is comprised of a Probation Supervisor, two Deputy Probation Officer III’s, and nine Deputy Probation Officer I/II’s. JMS officers supervise Low, Moderate, and High risk to re-offend youth. Youth assigned to JMS are referred to services based upon specific Court orders or based upon an assessment and case plan. Assessments and case plans evaluate each youth and formulate a plan to address each youth’s specific criminogenic needs.
JMS officers routinely refer youth to counseling services to address anger management, substance abuse, and any other issues that may arise. JMS officers also supervise youth residing out of county or state, through the Interstate Compact on Juveniles, Deferred Entry of Judgement participants, and juvenile sex offenders. JMS officers also monitor school attendance/performance and routinely file violations of probation with the Court, upon identifying and attempting to correct non-compliance with the Court’s orders.