Kids and Teens in Court Program

In cooperation wTeenage girl (16-17) with digital tablet and woolen hatith the Family Protection Unit at the District Attorney’s Office the Juvenile Dependency Court, and the Victim Advocacy Program, the Kids and Teens in Court program helps children, teenagers and their caregivers who are not suspected of abuse learn how the courtroom and possible trial works.

Program goals for the children and teenagers include reducing their stress and anxiety; improving their coping skills by teaching them to manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and making it possible for them to effectively testify in court and gain control of the court experience. Program goals for these caretakers include increasing caregiver coping skills, and allowing the adults to manage their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to fully support their child or teen through the court process and recovery. Learn more.

Location and Contact Information

For inquiries or to make a referral:

Phone: 858-966-8682
KTIC Electronic Referral Form

Program Coordinator: Leslie Peterson, LCSW
Email: lmpeterson@rchsd.org

Hours: 6-8 p.m.

Physical Address:

Rady Children’s Health Services (first Thursday session)
3665 Kearny Villa Road
Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92123

330 West Broadway (second and third Thursday sessions)
San Diego, CA 92101

Kids and Teens in Court for Juvenile/Dependency Court Cases
Hours: Noon-1 p.m.

Located at 2851 Meadowlark, San Diego, CA 92123 (first and third Tuesday)

Mailing Address:
3020 Children’s Way, MC 5016
San Diego, CA 92123