At today’s Orange County Board of Supervisor’s meeting, the Board gave approval for the Probation Department to cease collection of juvenile fees previously incurred prior to the January 1, 2018 implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 190. As of June 17, 2020, the outstanding balance of those fees was $18.5 million for Orange County. The annual revenue from the fees included in the FY 2020-21 Budget was estimated to be $925,000.
Orange County is the latest to voluntarily eliminate debt incurred under the laws that pre-dated SB 190. The Board’s action aligns Orange County with statewide practices and provides financial relief to youth and their families.
This article was released by the Orange County Probation Department.