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 Hall visiting hours are Saturdays 1pm - 3pm, Sundays 1pm - 4pm.
|Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall||16350 Filbert St, Sylmar 91342; (818) 364-2011|
|Central Juvenile Hall||1605 Eastlake Ave, Los Angeles 90033; (323) 226-8611|
Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, located in Downey, was closed in 2019.
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.
|Camp Clinton B. Afflerbaugh||6631 N Stephens Ranch Rd, La Verne 91750; (909) 593-4937|
|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) 593-4921|
|Camp Glenn Rockey*||1900 N Sycamore Canyon Rd, San Dimas 91773; (909) 599-2391|
|Camp Joseph Scott||28700 N Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita 91390; (661) 296-8500|
|Dorothy Kirby Center||1500 S McDonnell Ave, Commerce 90022; (323) 981-4301|
* No visiting hours on holidays
Besides the two juvenile halls, the Los Angeles County Probation Department oversees six youth camps. In late 2020, 163 minors, boys and girls, were housed at these facilities. The average length of time spent in a camp is 23.8 weeks. The average age at a camp is 15.7 years. Ethnic percentages at the camps are 61% Hispanic, 34% African American, 4% white, and the remaining 2% of various other ethnicities. Before being placed in the appropriate camp, minors are housed at one of the Juvenile Halls (see paragraph below). In addition, the Dorothy Kirby Center provides treatment for emotionally disturbed youths.
In late 2020, 314 Los Angeles County juvenile defendants were being held in custody at one of two Juvenile Halls (Central and Barry J. Nidorf), 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.
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. Los Padrinos was closed in 2019.