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- Juvenile Hall Facility
Juvenile Hall Facility
The Juvenile Hall can accommodate up to 60 juveniles.
The intake unit is responsible for admitting youth into the facility. Upon arrival to the facility, the admission staff records the youth’s arrival. A general search of the youth and his/her possessions is conducted and inventoried by staff. Youth will: have an initial health screening, be photographed, and be fingerprinted.
All youths have the opportunity to receive an Orientation Handbook.
The facility is broken into pods, Condor, Eagle, and Falcon are the main housing pods. Bear pod houses the Boys and Girls Club. Each pod consists of sleeping quarters, a classroom, and recreation area. Youth in each pod dine together, attend school together, and participate in group recreation together.
The Butte County Juvenile Hall also has: a gym with a basketball court and rock climbing wall, a patio with a koi pond, a welding shop, a Boys and Girls Club clubhouse (B pod), and an outdoor recreation area with a field and a basketball court.
Front office staff are the individuals who answer your phone calls when you contact the facility. All facility visitors must check in with the front office. The lobby is generally open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
All visitations take place in the visitation room. For visitation schedule and rules, please see the Visiting Juvenile Hall page.
Nurse’s Station and Medical Services
The California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG) contracts with the county to provide medical services to youth in custody. CFMG nursing staff are at the detention facility on a daily basis. The nurses manage administration of medication and treat the youth’s medical needs. A physician is on call 24 hours a day and can be called upon for more serious cases. Medical emergencies are handled though local medical resources.
If a medical problem exists, a treatment in agreement with the parent or guardian begins.
Medical Consent Forms
A medical consent form must be on file for all detained youth. The form allows a child to receive routine medical care while detained. The form may be printed online, or picked up at the Juvenile Hall front lobby. Nurses cannot treat youth, except for emergencies, if their forms are not signed.
Juvenile Hall Medical Forms can be found here: Juvenile Hall and Probation Forms Page.
Only medications, as prescribed by a doctor and approved by CFMG medical staff, will be allowed in the facility. All currently prescribed prescription medications are kept in a locked medical cart kept in the medical unit. The nurse will deliver most medications in the morning, afternoon, and evening, seven days a week - according to prescription instructions. Injectable medications will always be made by medical staff.