Public Safety

Probation Officer is ‘Like a Mom Away From Home’

| 10:15 AM

Supervising Probation Officer Mindy McCartney is part law enforcement officer, part social worker, part teacher/tutor and part counselor in her job. She supervises the County’s only all-female Youthful Offender Unit at Kearny Mesa juvenile hall, the “end of the line” of sorts for young women in the juvenile justice system.

Public Safety

A World in Common

| 2:35 PM

Carissa Phelps spoke with a group of female detainees at Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Center recently about her path from being a victim of human trafficking to successful author and businesswoman.