Established in 1961, Camp Glenwood serves high-risk young men who are facing extended detention at the Youth Services Center. Located about 30 miles south of San Mateo in La Honda, the Camp provides a structured residential setting with services addressing the boys’ serious issues around education, behavior, family, substance abuse, and gangs. The average daily population in 2009 was 31.
Boys are court-ordered to a stay at Camp Glenwood for approximately six months. During that time, staff work intensively with boys on controlling their impulses and anger, graduating from high school or achieving a GED, and sustaining positive interpersonal relationships. Special services include mental health and substance abuse counseling and gang intervention. The youth participate in meditation and emotion regulation classes provided by the Mind Body Awareness Project. Boys participate in a yearly house-building project with Habitat for Humanity, an annual week-long hiking trip, and a holiday wreath-making business that raises money for activities throughout the year.
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If you have questions about a court case, contact the San Mateo County Courts.
If you want to know which Probation Officer is assigned to your case, call (650) 312-8807.