The Commonweal Juvenile Justice Program works on policy and program development in the wider youth justice field. That wider youth justice field encompasses a range of justice-related issues crossing over into the disciplines of health, mental health, education, foster care, violence prevention and community safety.

Please note that Commonweal does not intervene or provide legal assistance or representation in individual cases. For those seeking advice or representation in individual cases, we recommend that you contact a qualified juvenile defense attorney or your local public defender’s office.

For further information about the Juvenile Justice Program and the subjects profiled on this website, you may contact Program Director David Steinhart at or for general inquiries send an email to

David Steinhart
Juvenile Justice Program Director

PO Box 316
Bolinas, CA 94924

Phone: (415) 388-6666
Fax: (415) 388-6415