Health and Wellness

Community Assessment and Referral Center (CARC)

CARC provides an alternative to juvenile hall for youth aged 11-17 years arrested for a variety of criminal offenses. CARC provides a single point of entry of crisis intervention, assessment, service integration, referral, and mentoring.

CARC involves a collaboration of all the city agencies working with youth—from schools, human services, and public health to juvenile probation, police, the district attorney, the public defender, the sheriff, and community-based organizations. Each youth is connected to a case manager as well as a mentor who spends one-on-one time with them, works with probation and the court, and guides the youth into positive interventions in the community.

Project goals include increasing youth school performance and rates of successful completion of probation, and reducing subsequent recidivism, out-of-home placements, and incidences of substance abuse.

If you are:

  • Youth ages 11-17 years old
  • Living in San Francisco
  • Arrested and involved in the Juvenile Justice System


Community Assessment and Referral Center (CARC)
44 Gough Street, Suite 104
San Francisco, CA 94103

For more information, please contact 415-775-2636 or [email protected]