Chief Probation Officer
Brent Cardall


Our vision is to provide effective and innovative services while improving lives and creating a healthier and safer community.


To provide public safety and foster behavioral change.


  • Commitment to community protection and service
  • Commitment to supporting the needs of families
  • Commitment to staff development, training and support
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Empowerment of staff to promote respectful and forthright communication
  • Recognition of the potential for positive change in all people
  • Recognition that staff are the department's most valuable resource
  • Respect and support the dignity of all individuals



Under a new California law (SB 190), counties cannot charge

fees to parents and guardians with youth in the juvenile

delinquency system beginning January 1, 2018.


What cannot be charged?

Under the new law, families with youth in juvenile court cannot be charged:

Detention fees

Food, clothing, personal supplies, or medical care in juvenile hall or any

other detention facility

Lawyer fees

Public defender or court-appointed lawyer

Electronic monitoring fees

Ankle monitors or any other GPS tracking device

Probation and home supervision fees

For the period of probation monitoring

Drug testing fees

Court-ordered drug testing and results

If you are charged any of these fees starting January 1, 2018, or

have questions about a bill you got from the county after your

child was arrested, contact the county department that sent the

bill and your child’s court-appointed lawyer immediately.

What can still be charged?


Payment to crime victims

Restitution fines

Fixed amount to a state restitution fund


If you owe restitution or fees, for your convenience you may now pay either by:

- ATM or credit card by either calling (530)668-8668 or by coming to any Probation office site or the Yolo County Collections (YCCS) office.  See 'Contact Us' for office locations.
- In person by cash, check or money order at any probation office site or the YCCS.
- By mail sent to an probation office site or the YCCS.



Juvenile Record Seal 

Citizen's Complaint Form

Information previously provided in the Yolo County Services Guide can now be found in the YoloLINK Community Database & Directory at under the Commonly Searched Services link.

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