September 21, 2019
We coordinate the filing of documents and calendaring of cases involving delinquency, dependency, adoptions and emancipation matters for minors.
Mediation Program
Juvenile Dependency Program: a meeting with mediators who try to help people talk about disagreements related to the safety and well being of their children. The meeting is informal, but structured.
Juvenile Justice Program: an opportunity for victims and offenders to meet face to face in a safe, controlled environment.

Dependency hearings occur when the court has become involved in the relationship between parent and child. The court may require the parent to follow specific steps to end court involvement. If a child becomes a dependent of the court, the court will make rules for everyone to follow. The rules are designed to be in the best interest of the child. Social workers and court appointed special advocates are available to protect the child's rights and assist the parent in following court orders.

Juvenile Justice hearings occur when the juvenile has been charged with, or accused of, committing a crime.

Juvenile Traffic is handled by the County's Probation Department, NOT the Superior Court.

Information about Transfer-In Hearings

All Juvenile transfer-in hearings, dependency and delinquency, are heard at:
Youth Services Center
San Mateo County Juvenile Court
222 Paul Scannell Drive, 2nd Floor
San Mateo, CA 94402

Transfer-In hearings are heard Monday through Thursday at 2:00pm.

Hearings should be set as far out as possible but within 5 court days of the transfer-out order if the child is in custody and within 10 court days of the transfer-out order if the child is out of custody.

Contact Us

Juvenile Branch

222 Paul Scannell Drive,
San Mateo, CA 94402 [Directions]

Phone Number for Juvenile & Adoptions: (650) 261-5100

Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Other Resources (On External Web sites)

The Kids & the Law pamphlet - An A-To-Z Guide for Parents

by the California State Bar Association

Searchable Database of
Community Organizations
and Services

hosted by the Community Information Program of the Peninsula Library System

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