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 434-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, being tried as adults in Superior Courts or who remain in custody by order of the Juvenile or Adult Superior Court.

Boys and girls are assigned to living units which are designed to house between 20 and 60 youth. 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 youth newly arrested by police officers and awaiting their first court appearance. Each living unit is supervised during each shift by Deputy Juvenile Correctional Officers who provide individual and group counseling, supervise daily activities and ensure the safety of youth and the security of the facility.

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 youth at Juvenile Hall. Physicians, nurses and dentists from the Orange County Health Care Agency provide medical and dental care onsite. Psychiatrists and psychologists from the Health Care Agency and the Orange County Department of Education – Safe Schools evaluate and assist youth exhibiting emotional or mental health problems. Other specialized services are provided as needed.

Youth participate daily in outdoor sports and other recreation. Religious services and Bible study are available to youth upon request. Each living unit has a small library and telephones are available for youth to make collect calls. Each youth is allowed two hours of visiting weekly. Representatives from the Board of State and Community Corrections, the Juvenile Court, the Orange County Grand Jury and the Orange County Juvenile Justice Commission monitor conditions of confinement and the care of youth at Juvenile Hall.