Juvenile Hall

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Juvenile Hall

Juvenile Hall
331 The City Drive
Orange, CA. 92868
(714) 935-6660
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Orange County Juvenile Hall is a 380-bed institution for juvenile law violators operated by the Orange County Probation Department in the City of Orange. It houses boys and girls, generally between ages 12 and 18, who are detained pending Juvenile Court hearings in the adjacent Betty Lou Lamoreaux Juvenile Justice Center or who remain in custody by order of the Juvenile Court.

Boys and girls are assigned to living units which are designed to house 20 to 60 minors. The living units have sleeping rooms, restrooms, showers, and a day room for a variety of leisure and structured activities. Teenagers are generally housed by age group and gender. Juvenile Hall's Intake and Release Center houses those minors newly arrested by police officers and awaiting their first court appearance. Each living unit is supervised during each shift by Deputy Probation Correctional Officers or "sworn probation staff, " who provide individual and group counseling and maintain order.

Juveniles escorted back to their units

Juveniles escorted back to their units

The Orange County Department of Education provides a fully accredited academic program for minors at Juvenile Hall. Nurses and dentists from the Orange County Health Care Agency provide medical and dental care on-site. Psychiatrists and psychologists from the Health Care Agency evaluate and assist minors exhibiting emotional or mental problems. Other specialized services are provided as needed.

Minors participate daily in outdoor sports and other recreation. Religious and Bible studies are available to youths upon request. Each living unit has a small library and telephones are available for minors to make collect calls. Visiting hours are scheduled weekly.

Representatives from the Corrections Standards Authority, Juvenile Court, and the Orange County Juvenile Justice Commission monitor conditions and the care of youths at Juvenile Hall.