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Adult Protective Services (APS)

APS is a program that addresses issues of abuse and neglect of elders and dependent adults.  The program is staffed by trained and experienced social workers.  Anyone who suspects abuse may make a report to the APS hotline. This hotline is available 24/7, however, in- person responses are made only during normal business hours. All reports will be investigated immediately or within 10 days depending on the nature of the report.  Although APS staff will not be co-located at the SFJC, a social worker will be available on an on-call basis during business hours.  If a client should happen to walk into the SFJC and be in need of immediate assistance, a social worker will respond to the facility.  SFJC staff may contact APS at any time through the hotline to consult on a case situation.

Department of Child Support Services

The Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services is a county operated, state supervised local child support agency here to provide a range of services. We put children first by helping both parents assume responsibility for the economic and social well-being, health, and stability of their children. We help both parents recognize the value of improved relationships with both parents. We offer solutions for parents including the establishment and enforcement of child support orders through exclusive enforcement tools, establishment of legal paternity through genetic testing, complete account maintenance, and exceptional customer service to assist customers every step of the way. Some of the services we provide are: establishment of new orders for child support and medical insurance, enforcement of existing child support orders, collection and distribution of payments, complete accounting of child support payments, establishment of paternity, locate services, call center customer support and 24 hour automated telephone services.


As an integral part of the criminal justice system, Probation protects our community by promoting responsible behavior and offender accountability, as well as by providing objective information and recommendations to the Court.  The department partners with the community to provide direct services to offenders, families and victims.  Victim services include obtaining victim impact statements for the Courts, determining and collecting victim restitution and enforcing stay away orders.  The Probation Department is not co-located at the SFJC, however, probation officers are available to respond to the SFJC to address victim issues as needed.  Through a new Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative, the Probation Department is also partnering with the SFJC to explore gender responsive service and programming options for justice-involved girls.

Stanislaus County Mediation Center

Stanislaus County Mediation Center is jointly operated by Project Sentinel and the Better Business Bureau Foundation, two non-profit agencies with more than 25 years of experience in providing dispute resolution services throughout Northern California and the Central Valley. Mediation services are offered to those who live in, or own property or own a business anywhere in Stanislaus County. All services are free, voluntary, and confidential. The cost of the program is supported by a portion of the filing fee paid by parties to litigation in the Stanislaus County Superior Court. Areas in which services are provided include disputes with a neighbor, tenant or landlord, employer or co-worker, local business, or other persons or organizations in the community.


Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance

Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance brings together public and private agencies that share a commitment to fighting abuse and assisting victims of elder and dependent adult abuse or neglect. Partners include all city police departments, the Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney’s Office, Adult Protective Services, the Area Agency on Aging, fire departments, hospitals, Behavioral Health Services, Health Services Agency, banks and credit unions, representatives from the Social Security Administration, Valley Mountain Regional Center, AARP, Project Sentential Fair Housing, and other agencies serving older residents. As an alliance, SEAPA is particularly effective at bringing together and providing networking opportunities for its many partners.

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StanWORKS (SW) Family Services Specialist (FSS) staff, located at the Scenic Outstation will be on-call to assist customers at the SFJC with applications for Public Assistance such as Medi-CAL, CalFRESH (Food Stamps), and CalWORKS (cash).  When a client is in need of these services, staff at the SFJC will contact the Scenic Office at 558-4820.  A time will be arranged with SW staff to meet with the client to complete the necessary documents and issue benefits, if eligible.

SW Staff will have access to a CSA designated computer at the SFJC or will transport a SW Laptop to complete the application process. Due to control valuable restrictions, a secondary level of security may be necessary to issue an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) Card or Medi-Cal Card.  Every effort will be made to expedite all services for the client within existing Rules and Regulations of the programs being applied for.