Programs & Services

Community Services provides youth and families with a variety of programs and events that enrich lives, help youth make positive choices and enhance neighborhoods. 

Some of these programs include:

Community Centers

The Newhall and Canyon Country Community Centers provide recreation and enrichment opportunities in a fun and safe setting for youth and families. Click here for more information: Community Centers

CHAMPS is a free boxing program for at-risk youth ages 13-17 that develops character, courage, and self-discipline. Experienced coaches teach basic boxing mechanics including stance, footwork, punching combinations, and sparring. Trained outreach staff provide resources and support to participants to assist them with their education, life skills, leadership, employability and emotional health. The program meets several times a week at the Newhall Community Center. Call (661) 286-4006 or email for more information. 

Community Court Diversion Program
The Community Court diversion program handles low-grade misdemeanor juvenile criminal and traffic cases.  Juvenile offenders are sentenced by a judge to perform community service, make restitution, attend diversion classes, and pay financial penalties.  

The Teen Court program handles severe misdemeanor and some minor felony juvenile criminal cases. Juvenile offenders are questioned and sentenced by a jury of their peers from local high schools. Offenders are sentenced to community service, diversion classes, and restitution, if warranted. They also return to serve as a juror.  

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Neighborhood Engagement

Since 2007, City staff have worked with residents, volunteers and service agency representatives to provide programs and classes directly in neighborhoods around Santa Clarita. These opportunities make recreational and educational opportunities accessible and affordable and improve the quality of life. Programs and classes have been offered in community playgrounds, parks, schools, mobile-home park community rooms and apartment complexes. From homework help to health fairs, this award-winning effort has made a difference in many lives!

Award-winning Neighborhood Programming

Programs, events, and classes took place in a converted apartment and playground area in the Park Sierra Apartment Complex on Sierra Highway & Jakes Way. Opportunities included homework help, classes for adults, health workshops, summer camp, special holiday events, community potlucks, and more. 

Youth Employment Services Program (YES)

This program provides work experience, employee training and mentorship opportunities for high-risk/low income youth ages 14-18 who are in school.  For more information, visit

Vital Intervention Directional Alternatives (VIDA)
This 16-week intensive program for “at-risk” teens between the ages of 11-17 years old is run by the Sheriff’s Department. The program meets three times a week and consist of counseling, community service, physical training, and life skills workshops. The program is offered August – December and February – June.  For more information, contact Deputy Tim Ferrone, at (661) 510-0881.

Need Help & Don’t Know Where to Turn?
There are lots of resource agencies in town that can help! Resources include counseling, medical, legal, addiction recovery, parenting classes, community service locations, and more. Please click here to find out more: Youth Resource Directory