Mission Statement

It is the mission of the San Mateo County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission to be a public conscience in the interest of juveniles. The Commission is dedicated to delinquency prevention and the promotion of respect for the human dignity of all minors who come under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court.

Meetings & LOCATION

Last Tuesday of each month (except November and December), 5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

455 County Center, Room 402
Redwood City, CA 94063
2017 Meeting Schedule:
May 30, 2017
June 27, 2017
July 25, 2017
August 29, 2017
September 26, 2017
October 31, 2017

Member Roster

Current Membership Title Appointed Expires Representing
David J. Canepa Board Member 01/01/2017   Board of Supervisors
Susan Swope Co-Chair 01/26/2010 12/31/2020  
Michele Gustafson Co-Chair 03/17/2015 12/31/2018  
Rebecca Flores Co-Vice Chair 06/07/2016 12/31/2021  
Sonoo Thadaney Co-Vice Chair 08/10/2015 12/31/2021  
Valerie Gibbs Member 03/17/2015 12/31/2018  
Nick Jasso Member 10/09/2015 12/31/2018  
VACANT Member   12/31/2019  
Al Serrato Member 09/27/2011 12/31/2019  
Melissa Wilson Member 12/13/2016 12/31/2020  
Daniel Casillas Member 10/31/2017 12/31/2021  
Antoinette Barrack Member 06/27/2017 12/31/2020  
Mary Olesky Member 6/27/2017 12/31/2020  
Richard Boitano Member (Emeritus) 01/01/2016 12/31/2016  
Hon. Elizabeth K. Lee Liaison     Superior Court


Susan Swope, Chair, c/o The Youth Services Center
222 Paul Scannell Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-363-4641


Not less than 7 and no more than 15 members


4 years; maximum 12 years


The Commission coordinates on a countywide basis the work of those organizations engaged in activities designed to prevent juvenile delinquency. The Commission’s role is twofold:  The first is to address youth who are in the Juvenile Justice system.  The second component has to do with juvenile delinquency prevention.  The Commission currently has a website connected to the Probation Department’s web-page.


Presiding Judge of the Superior Court with the concurrence of the Juvenile Court Presiding Judge and confirmed by the Board of Supervisors




Kathryn E. Meola, Chief Deputy County Counsel
Office of the County Counsel
400 County Center, 6th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063


The Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 225 through 236