Keeping in Touch with Your Child at Juvenile Hall

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 Identification (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: 

  • 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

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 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Regular Visiting Hours

  • Camp (Falcon pod) 
    • Sunday 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
    • Wednesday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Detention (Eagle pod)
    • Sunday 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • Thursday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Video Visitation Hours by Appointment Only

  • Saturday all-day
  • Sunday evenings
  • Monday evenings
  • Tuesday evenings
  • Friday evenings

Schedule by calling 530.538.7311, Option #6, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Holiday Visitation Schedule

Camp (Falcon pod) - 10:30 am to noon

Detention (Eagle pod) - 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Holidays are: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Youth’s Birthday

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 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm. 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 - Camp (Falcon pod)
  • Thursday - Detention (Eagle pod)

Appointment times are between 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The appointment must be set up by 5 pm on the day of the visit. Contact the Juvenile Hall to set up the appointment, at 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.


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 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

Video Visitation

Information on video visitation can be found on the Video Visitation Page.