Visiting Juvenile Hall
Regular visits are encouraged and help preserve the ties between the youth in detention and his or her family.
Who Can Visit
Parents, married step-parents, and other court-appointed guardians are allowed monitored visiting privileges. Visitors must bring a government-issued picture ID of themselves to be granted permission to visit.
Bringing children to a visit is discouraged. Children may not visit with the youth and they are not allowed to stay alone in the lobby.
Initial Parent Visit:
A youth may have an initial visit of up to 30 minutes following his/her booking into Juvenile Hall. This visit may only occur between the following times, pending staff coverage: 9:30am-11:30am, 1:30pm-4:30pm, or 6:30pm-7:30pm.
After-court Parental Visits:
After-court parental visits are permitted only after the detention proceeding (the first court appearance). These occur immediately after court on Monday and Friday.
For detention proceedings on Tuesday and Wednesday, after-court visits occur between 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Regular Weekend/Sunday Visiting Hours:
Condor (C pod) 10:30am-12:00pm
Eagle (E pod) 1:00pm- 2:30pm
Falcon (F pod) 3:00pm-4:30pm
Holiday Visitation Schedule:
Falcon (F pod) 9:00am-10:15am
Eagle (E pod) 10:45am-12:00pm
Condor (C pod) 3:30pm-4:45pm
*Holidays are: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Parents, grandparents, and siblings may visit the youth on their birthday if that day does not fall on one of the above visiting times. Visiting time is 3:15pm-4:15pm. Please contact the Juvenile Hall, 530-538-7311, at least one full day in advance to arrange the visit.
Weekday Visitation (by appointment)
Parents may also visit their child, by appointment, on the following days:
Tuesday Condor (C pod)
Wednesday Eagle (E pod)
Thursday Falcon (F pod)
Appointment times are between 6:30pm-7:30pm. The appointment must be set up by 5:00pm on the day of the visit. Contact the Juvenile Hall to set up the appointment, 530-538-7311.
Monthly Family Visits
After 30 days of detention, youth have a monthly visit in addition to those listed above. Parents will be notified when this opportunity arises. If you have not yet been contacted, parents/guardians are encouraged to call and ask about these special visits.
Bringing Items to Juvenile Hall
Youth are provided with basic living needs such as: food, clothing, medical care, bedding, and personal care items. The following outlines what is, and what is not, allowed to be brought into the Juvenile Hall during visitation.
Okay to Bring*
X Not Okay to Bring
- Lip Balm (soft tube only)
- One paperback book (this book will be donated back to the facility when the youth has finished reading it)
- Postage Stamps
- Prescription Medications (To be authorized by parents and approved by facility medical staff.Given to medical staff to review.)
- Food or outside beverages
- Children or other individuals
- Matches, lighter
- Tobacco products
- Controlled substance
*All items will be screened and searched by Juvenile Hall staff prior to the visit. List is subject to change.
- Tattoos that depict gang affiliation, alcohol, or violence must be covered
- Prohibited clothing: Gang attire. Low cut shirts. Any shirt that exposes midriff. Clothing that promotes: alcohol, sex drugs, gangs, or violence. Clothing that is sheer or see through. Hats or bandannas. Any form of jackets or sweatshirts.
Youth are encouraged to maintain communication with their family and friends. No restrictions are placed on the number of letters a youth may send or receive. Youth may send legal correspondence for free and two (2) regular letters per week, postage free. If youth have their own stamps, they may send additional letters at no cost. Youth using their own stamps have their stamps kept in their files. Counselors can retrieve the stamps from the file and place on the envelope to be mailed.
Letters may be sent to:
Name of Individual
Butte County Juvenile Hall
41 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965