Two Commissioners hear and decide matters arising under the juvenile laws and other matters, including finalization of adoptions. For more information regarding Adoption and Juvenile Court Services, please visit theJuvenile Court Website.
Civil Mental Health
A Commissioner hears matters relating to the involuntary commitment, treatment, and release of individuals alleged to be suffering from mental disorder or alcoholism. These matters are heard at Western State Hospital. Protocols for Less Restrictive Alternative Orders.
The Criminal Court Commissioner presides over hearings related to criminal offenses, including arraignments, omnibus hearings, pleas, and other matters, but not sentencings (unless stipulated by both parties) or criminal jury trials. The Criminal Court Commissioner is located in Criminal Division Two/Courtroom 270 on the second floor of the County-City Building.