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. Telephone ahead to verify hours.
|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. Telephone ahead to verify hours.
|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
Besides the two juvenile halls, the Los Angeles County Probation Department oversees five youth camps (a sixth camp, Camp Scott in Saugus, was closed by 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 the 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 were age 16 to 18. Ethnic percentages at the camps in 2021 were 66% Hispanic, 30% African American, 3% white, and the remaining number 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. Data source: Los Angeles County Probation Data.
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. 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. Los Padrinos was closed in 2019.