Court for the Individualized Treatment of Adolescents

Minors in the juvenile justice system who have been identified with a significant mental illness are referred to the Court for the Individualized Treatment of Adolescents (CITA) for court-ordered treatment. CITA is a collaborative effort of San Bernardino County Juvenile Court, Behavioral Health, District Attorney’s Office, Probation, and Public Defender’s Office. The minors are linked with outpatient psychotherapy and psychiatric care. The goal is to link these minors with appropriate mental health treatment in the community. Additionally, the minors receive close supervision by the Probation Department, as well as court oversight. The program requires active parental involvement.

Other JJCR Specialty Courts

Juvenile Drug Court

Drug Court is a collaborative effort of San Bernardino County Juvenile Court, Behavioral Health, District Attorney’s Office, Probation, Public Defender’s Office and Community Treatment Providers. The eight-month program involves frequent court appearances, frequent drug testing, and group, individual, and family counseling.

Juvenile Mental Health Court

Juvenile Mental Health Court assists in the timely resolution of juvenile delinquency cases where the issue of legal competency has been raised and in those matters where the mental health or developmental disability of the youth has created significant treatment or placement issues.

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CITA

780 E. Gilbert Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Ph: (909) 368-0776
Fax: (909) 387-7386