Community Services

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CHAMPS  
CHAMPS is a free boxing program for at-risk youth ages 14-19 that develops character, courage, and self-discipline. Experienced coaches teach basic boxing mechanics including stance, footwork, punching combinations, and sparring. Trained outreach staff provide resources and support to participants to assist them with their education, life skills, leadership, employability and emotional health. The program meets several times a week at the Newhall Community Center. Call (661) 286-4006 or email communityservices@santa-clarita.com for more information. 

Court Program
The Community Court diversion program handles low-grade misdemeanor juvenile criminal and traffic cases.  Juvenile offenders are sentenced by a judge to perform community service, make restitution, attend diversion classes, and pay financial penalties.  

The Teen Court program handles severe misdemeanor and some minor felony juvenile criminal cases. Juvenile offenders are questioned and sentenced by a jury of their peers from local high schools. Offenders are sentenced to community service and restitution, if warranted.  

For more information go to www.santa-clarita.com/communitycourt

Graffiti Task Force

Find out how you can get involved in keeping Santa Clarita graffiti free! For more information go to www.santa-clarita.com/graffiti

 To report graffiti, please call (661) 25-CLEAN.

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Mentoring
Interested in mentoring high risk youth in one of the City's programs or sharing your knowledge or expertise with teens? For more information, call (661) 286-4006 or email communityservices@santa-clarita.com 

Neighborhood Committees & Events
Goods things are happening in local neighborhoods!  Movie nights, homework help, English classes, clean-up events...Get involved or find out more by emailing: communityservices@santa-clarita.com

Need Help & Don't Know Where to Turn?
Community Services staff provide referrals to services for youth and families in need. Resources include counseling, medical, legal, addiction recovery, parenting classes, community service locations, etc.  Please click on "Youth Resource Directory" below or on the right of this page for more information.

Youth Resource Directory

Youth Employment Services Program (YES)

This program provides work experience, employee training and mentorship opportunities for high-risk/low income youth ages 14-18 who are in school.  For more information, visit http://www.santa-clarita.com/YES

Vital Intervention Directional Alternatives (VIDA)
This 16-week intensive program for “at-risk” teens between the ages of 11-17 years old is run by the Sheriff's Department. The program meets three times a week and consist of counseling, community service, physical training, and life skills workshops. The program is offered August – December and February – June.  For more information, contact Deputy Tim Ferrone, at (661) 510-0881.