Welcome to Butte County Juvenile Hall
In November 2003, our new state-of-the-art secure detention facility was opened. It can potentially accommodate a maximum of 120 juveniles. Detained youth are provided rehabilitative, educational, nutritional, and mental health services.
For information regarding Butte County Juvenile Hall, please call (530) 538-7311
Address: 41 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965 (Find Us on Google Maps)
Juvenile Hall Visiting Hours and Rules:
Parents, step-parents and court-appointed guardians are allowed monitored visiting privileges. You must bring government-issued picture identification with you.
Scheduled Visiting Times, including check-in time
I. Initial Parental Visit:
A minor may have an initial visit of up to 30 minutes following his/her booking into Juvenile Hall. This visit may only occur between 9:30am-11:30am, 1:30pm-4:30pm, or 6:30-7:30pm, pending available staff coverage.
II. After-court Parental Visits:
These visits are permitted only after detention proceeding (the first court appearance). These occur immediately after court on Monday and Friday. For detention proceedings on Tuesday and Wednesday, these after-court visits occur 6:30pm-7:30pm
III. Regular Parental Visiting Hours:
||Condor (C pod)
||10:30am - 12:00pm|
||Eagle (E pod)
||1:00pm - 2:30pm|
||Falcon (F pod)
||3:00pm - 4:30pm|
IV. Holiday Parental Visiting:
*New Years, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
||Falcon (F pod)
||9:00am - 10:15am|
||Eagle (E pod)
||10:45am - 12:00pm|
||Condor (C pod)
||3:30pm - 4:45pm|
V. Minor’s Birthday Family Visit: 3:15pm-4:15pm, or as can be arranged. Parents, grandparents and siblings may visit if it does not fall on one of the other visiting times. Parents must call a one full day in advance to arrange the visit.
VI. Parental Visitation by Appointment: 6:30pm-7:30pm Call Juvenile Hall between 8am-5pm at least a day in advance. Tuesday – Condor (C pod) Wednesday – E (Eagle pod) Thursday - Falcon (F pod)
VII. Monthly Family Visits: After 30 days of detention, a minor may enjoy monthly family visits in addition to those visits listed above. Parents will be notified.
ITEMS ALLOWED TO BE BROUGHT IN BY PARENTS:
Minors are provided with basic living needs, such as food, clothing, medical care, bedding and personal care items. No outside food or beverages may be brought in. Refreshments can be purchased using the visiting area's coin-operated machines. Parents may bring in lip balm (soft tube only), one paperback book (this book will be donated to the facility when the minor has finished reading it), postage stamps, and prescription medications (parents must sign authorization to administer). No other items will be permitted to be brought to the facility by parents. Any item mentioned above must be screened and searched by Juvenile Hall staff prior to the visit. This list is subject to change.
No children or others will be allowed to wait in the facility during visiting.
No matches, lighters, cigarettes or other tobacco products are allowed in Juvenile Hall. In addition, section 871.5 of the Welfare & Institutions Code states, in part: "any person who knowingly brings or sends into, or who knowingly assists in bringing into, or sending into any county juvenile hall.... any controlled substance,...or any firearm, weapon, or explosive of any kind shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison."
A Typical Juvenile Hall Day
Minors are wakened by staff right after 6am. They have morning showers followed by morning chores and breakfast at 7:30am. After breakfast, time is allowed for personal hygiene, dish crew cleanup. The Butte County Office of Education meets the required specialized needs of students through year-round educational instruction provided by staff of Table Mountain School (TMS). TMS begins at 8:30am and ends at 2:55pm, with a break for lunch.
After school, there are various letter-writing, homework time, recreation, counseling, and group activities before and after 5:00pm when dinner is served. Such organizations as Public Health, Rape Crisis Intervention, Catalyst, Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, and Foster Grandparent Program provide services for the minors. Evening activities also include counseling, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), religious activities, and general free time.
We enjoy a special partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Monday through Friday the Boys and Girls Clubs staff members work with the youth inside the juvenile hall in a living area redesigned for this purpose. Structured club activities occur there, and programmatic aftercare services for the youth continue once the youth re-enters the community. This "Targeted Re-Entry Program" is designed to facilitate the delinquent’s positive transition back into the community. The Boys and Girls Clubs also establishes relationships with a variety of community agencies to ensure the youth has access to additional services that support his/her after-care needs.
Bedtime ranges from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.