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Juvenile Halls and Camps
Los Angeles County Probation Department

Among its many duties, the Los Angeles County Probation Department provides secure detention for delinquent minors in juvenile halls and control and rehabilitation programs in camps. Juvenile halls and camps provide confinement to minors (and a few transitioning into adulthood), ranging in age from 10 to 21, who await adjudication and disposition of legal matters. Camps provide treatment, care, custody, and training for the rehabilitation of delinquent minors as wards of the Juvenile Court for an average period of 20 weeks.

Juvenile Halls

Juvenile Hall visiting hours are Saturdays 1pm - 3pm, Sundays 1pm - 4pm. Telephone ahead to verify hours.

Facility Location
Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall 16350 Filbert St, Sylmar 91342; (818) 364-2011
Central Juvenile Hall (Closed July 2023 - see comment box below) 1605 Eastlake Ave, Los Angeles 90033
Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall (Reopened July 2023) 7285 Quill Dr, Downey 90242; (562) 940-8681

Source: Los Angeles County Probation Department-Juvenile Halls

Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, located in Downey, was closed in 2019, but was then reopened in July 2023 to receive 173 youth transferred there from Central Juvenile Hall (CJH). CJH was then closed. In March 2022, approximately 140 youths were abruptly transferred from CJH to Barry J. Nidorf Hall and CJH was temporarily closed for 90 days. CJH had been determined by the California Board of State and Community Corrections to be unsuitable for juvenile operations and facility was then facing an imminent state inspection.

By late 2021, Los Angeles County's two Juvenile Halls, Central and Barry J. Nidorf, had an average of daily population of 246 juvenile defendants in custody (267 males and 36 females), awaiting court action or transfer to another facility. Deputy Probation Officers are responsible for the custody and transport of minor defendants. The Sheriff's Department receives custody of those minors determined to be "unfit" for Juvenile Court and ordered housed at County Jail by the court. Not all "unfit" minors, however, are housed at County Jail. In 2023, Central Juvenile Hall was closed and Los Padrinos Hall was reopened. After transfers from from the closing Central Juvenile Hall, newly reopened Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall reported 171 youth assigned. Data source: Los Angeles County Probation Data.

Central Juvenile Hall (Eastlake) was the first permanent county juvenile detention facility in Los Angeles County. It opened in 1912. The second juvenile hall did not open until 45 years later when Los Padrinos opened in 1957.


Camp visiting hours are Sundays, 1pm - 4pm. In some cases, special visiting can be arranged with minor's case worker. Some facilities (see asterisk) do not have visitation hours on holidays. Telephone ahead to verify hours and determine that the camp has not been temporarily closed to visitors.

Facility Location
Camp Clinton B. Afflerbaugh 6631 N Stephens Ranch Rd, La Verne 91750; (909) 971-6300
Camp Vernon Kilpatrick* 427 S Encinal Canyon Rd, Malibu 90265; (818) 889-1353
Camp Joseph Paige* 6601 N Stephens Ranch Rd, La Verne 91750; (909) 971-6375
Camp Glenn Rockey* 1900 N Sycamore Canyon Rd, San Dimas 91773; (909) 599-2391
Dorothy Kirby Center 1500 S McDonnell Ave, Commerce 90022; (323) 981-4301

* No visiting hours on holidays

Source: Los Angeles County Probation Department-Camps

The Los Angeles County Probation Department oversees five youth camps (a sixth camp, Camp Scott in Saugus, was closed in 2022). In 2021, the average daily population housed at all camps was 140 youths (131 males, 9 females). This was down from 325 in 2018. Females are housed at Dorothy Kirby Center. The average length of time spent in a camp was 23.8 weeks. Ages at the camps ranged from 13 to 19, with the average age being 16.7 years. Most youths fell into the 16 to 18 age range. Ethnic percentages at the camps in 2021 were 66% Hispanic, 30% African American, 3% white, and the rest being of various other ethnicities. Before placement in the appropriate camp, minors are housed at one of the two Juvenile Halls (see above). In addition, Dorothy Kirby Center provides treatment for emotionally disturbed youths. Data source: Los Angeles County Probation Data.