PROGRAMS & SERVICES
There has been a need to provide foster care for youth on probation for many years. The Los Angeles County Department of Probation realized that many youth placed in residential programs may actually need a less restrictive type of placement, such as a resource home.
This type of setting may benefit some probation
youth due to the circumstances surrounding their
arrest or because they have met their probation
requirements, and in doing so, demonstrated
positive behavior and attitude.
Youth on probation are not much different, if at all,
from their Department of Children and Family
Services (DCFS) counterparts, who are placed in
foster homes due to abuse and/or neglect they
received at home. However, probation youth are
often stigmatized by the media and by the general
public as a whole.
We often hear how polite, engaging and charming
our Probation youth are. Our clients continuously
remind us they are just teens with the same needs
and desires as any other teen, which includes living
in a safe and loving home. We are excited that we
can place some of those deserving youth in our
privately certified foster homes, which will only
add to their chance of success.
PROBATION FOSTER CARE
“As a probation youth living in a resource home, I feel grateful for all the support my foster parents
-Optimist Probation Foster Care Resident
Optimist Youth Homes
& Family Services
6957 N. Figueroa St. Box 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041-1076
Telephone: (323) 443-3175
Thank You for all your support!