Juvenile Court and Community Services
Peter B. FitzGerald Community School is located in Santa Maria and operates under a memorandum of understanding between SBCEO and two school districts. Santa Maria Joint Union High School District (SMJUHSD) refers 9th-12th grade students, and Santa Maria-Bonita School District (SMBUSD) refers 7th & 8th grade students to attend school at FitzGerald. Both districts refer students for reasons such as expulsion, pre-expulsion intervention, and chronic absenteeism.
Our goal is to support the school districts we serve and their students. We make every effort to help students return to their home schools whenever possible. For those who show a need for our continued support, we offer the opportunity to graduate through our schools.
Peter B. FitzGerald Community School/Santa Maria, SBCEO
402 Farnel Road, Suite M, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Site Liaisons: Patricia Hocking-Walker, Marianne Subido
Our two court schools operate in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Probation Department. Both schools serve incarcerated youth ranging in age from 10-18 who have been removed from the home by the court. All youth under the age of 18 are required to attend school while detained unless they are already high school graduates.
One of our two court schools, Dos Puertas School (OPS), is located in the Juvenile Justice Center in Santa Maria. DPS enrollment fluctuates daily, ranging in the 2018-19 school year from a low of 23 to a high of 44. Commitments of youth range from 1 day to a full school year and beyond. DPS serves both male and female detainees. Our second court school, Los Robles School (LRS) operates within the Los Prietos Boys Camp. The Camp, set in the Los Padres National Forest twenty miles north of the city of Santa Barbara, offers 120- and 180-day program options for adjudicated males. Youth being considered for placement at the Camp must meet specific intake criteria and have the necessary self-control to benefit from a minimum-security residential setting. LRS enrollment ranges from a low of 10 to a high of 30.
Los Robles High School/Los Prietos Boys' Camp, SBCEO
3900 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Site liaisons: Victor Prato
Dos Puertas School/Santa Maria Juvenile Hall, SBCEO
4263 California Blvd., Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-0860 FAX: (805) 937-5582
Site liaison: Kathryn Adame