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Youth Reporting Centers (YRC)

Central Orange County Youth Reporting Center building

The Orange County Probation Department operates two Youth Reporting Centers (YRC). The Central YRC is in the city of Santa Ana and the North YRC is in the city of Anaheim. Each of the YRC Programs service 60 students.

The Mission of the YRC program is to reduce the use of secure detention by providing a highly structured community based alternative program. The staff at the YRC strives to promote lawful and productive lifestyles of its students by providing proven intervention and programming. Lastly, a reduction in detention will assist the Probation Department in redirecting public funds towards additional effective juvenile justice strategies while ensuring public safety.

The YRC operates within the local community to provide the student with the opportunity to modify poor behavior, and to learn the skills needed to comply with their court orders and terms of probation. The student will attend a full academic program provided by the Orange County Department of Education.  Orange County Health Care Agency facilitates group counseling and individual counseling to meet the youth’s behavioral health needs.  Supportive resources such as family counseling, gang intervention and employment services are provided on site as well.