Juvenile Justice in Humboldt County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast

Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the United States have been bringing a little magic into the everyday lives of children by matching them with adult volunteers in fun and rewarding relationships since 1904. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast has served over 3,500 children since it was founded in 1969 by a juvenile probation officer and other community service leaders.

Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Redwoods is a youth development program for youth ages 6 to 18. All of our sites offer a safe place for these children to learn, play and develop citizenship and leadership skills. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of our members by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and a power of influence.

California Youth Connection, Humboldt County Chapter

California Youth Connection was founded in 1988 by a group of foster youth and supportive adults to provide a vehicle for California foster youth to learn leadership and advocacy skills and to engage directly with policymakers to improve the foster care system.  Founded on the model of youth empowerment, CYC maintains a dual focus on policy and youth development.

CASA of Humboldt County

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) speaks for children in court because all children have a right to live in a safe, healthy, and secure environment.

Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction

Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction intends to improve Humboldt Counties overall rating on the Healthy Communities Index, which includes overdose deaths, mental illness, suicide, and homelessness rates, etc. We believe that education and services will help bring the community together to create humane and compassionate approaches to solve these issues. 

Humboldt County Teen Court

Teen Court is an innovative diversion program for first-time juvenile offenders who are tried by a jury of their peers. It is a real court of law that is entirely operated by youth volunteers (teen jurors, teen attorneys, clerk, and judge), with an adult mentor judge and attorneys providing guidance. The teen jury focuses on coming up with a restorative sentence that will help the offender to repair harms and learn from their mistake.

Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC)

HCTAYC’s main goal is to develop youth and give them the tools to make lasting improvements to the systems of care for transition age youth in Humboldt County. We want to ensure that youth are receiving timely, appropriate, efficient, and complete services as they transition to adulthood and independence.

The Humboldt Housing and Homelessness Coalition

The Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition is a Continuum of Care comprised of several organizations, service providers, developers, government agencies and leaders, faith-based organizations and community members dedicated to end homelessness.

Humboldt Youth Running Association (part of Six Rivers Running Club)

The Six Rivers Running Club (SRRC) is centered in Humboldt County, California. Although a small club, we host four large races each year and also has a racing series that includes many small races with courses that wind through some of the most beautiful scenery in Humboldt County.

Locally Delicious, Inc.

Locally Delicious, Inc. is a non-profit organization engaged in education about the benefits of eating locally grown, organic food. We create and support projects designed to increase production of local organic food, with an emphasis on making good food accessible to all. We advocate for a healthy and sustainable local food system.

MARZ, The Ink People

The purpose of the MARZ project is to allow local young people to create art in whatever way possible. We provide resources for visual art, audio and video production, and creative writing. All MARZ students have access to our full array of equipment, software, and training to aid them in their artistic expression. All services of the MARZ Project are free – the only limitation is your imagination.

The RAVEN Project (Street Outreach Program)

The Mission of the RAVEN Project is to improve the mental and physical well-being, provide basic survival supplies, create a network of resources and referrals, support and advocate, provide positive role models, and employ the at-risk youth within the area of Humboldt County.

Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise

Sunrise Rotary supports youth in our community by providing them jobs and the education/training needed to pursue jobs.

Youth Service Bureau (YSB)

YSB provides a variety of services to support youth with addressing the conflict in their lives. YSB services include a 24-hour youth crisis hotline, street outreach and drop-in services, temporary emergency shelter, and long term transitional housing.