Juvenile Court Related Services

Youth Empowerment Services ("YES") Court

The “YES” (Youth Empowerment Services) Court is a voluntary program for youth who have committed a crime where their mental illness and/or substance use has contributed to that crime. It is a yearlong program involving youth and families in intensive treatment in their homes and community. The program requires regular appearances at court, random drug testing, individual, group, and family counseling and a variety of other recovery activities. 
Youth report to the Superior Court on a bi-weekly basis to review their attendance and progress in treatment.

Successful completion of treatment may result in dismissal of the original charges and a recommendation that the Juvenile's file is sealed.  75% of participants in YES Court are able to graduate the program.  YES Court is a partnership with the Superior Courts, Probation, Behavioral Health, Community Recovery Resources and Nevada County Schools.