Our Mission:

"The Butte County Probation Department is committed to enhancing public safety through rehabilitation and accountability."






Melissa Romero

Chief Probation Officer
Melissa Romero
Juvenile Hall Programming

Juvenile Hall Daily Schedule

Youth live a structured life in Juvenile Hall. They participate in daily chores, attend school, and participate in a variety of programs. Here is what a typical day looks like in Juvenile Hall:



Wakeup, showers, chores


Breakfast, dish crew cleanup








Counseling Activities


Organized group activiites




Organized group acitivities


Free time


All youth in rooms, ready for bed


Table Mountain School

Butte County Office of Education provides a fully accredited academic program for youth in Juvenile Hall. Table Mountain School (TMS) is a year-round school for incarcerated youth at the Juvenile Hall. TMS is a fully accredited school by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This certification shows that TMS’s program has been observed and approved by education professionals, and it also means that students graduating from TMS are eligible for CalGrants.


For complete information about Table Mountain School, please visit their website:


Table Mountain School newsletters can be found here:


Programs in Juvenile Hall

In addition to regular counseling services, there are a variety of programming opportunities available to youth in Juvenile Hall.


Camp Condor

Camp Condor is an 8-14 month, court-ordered program for juvenile offenders  that has an emphasis on accountability and achievement.The program is centered on a series of phases that prepare juveniles for re-integration into the community. The goal of Camp Condor is rehabilitation through counseling and personal accountability, with the ultimate goal of reducing the chance of  a relapse into criminal behavior.


Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of the North Valley operates a club within the Juvenile Hall.

The Boys and Girls Club staff members work with the youth inside of Juvenile Hall in a living area redesigned for this purpose. It is a “targeted re-entry program” this is designed to facilitate the delinquent’s positive transition into the community. The Boys and Girls Club also assists with the after school programming throughout the facility.


ROP Welding Program

Welding Juvenile Hall SignWelding Fair AwardsRocking Bench

Certain youth have the opportunity to learn basic welding skills through the Table Mountain School ROP Welding Program. The students keep busy with projects ranging from coat racks, furniture, and decorations to large-scale community service projects. Community service projects have included building well drilling rigs for delivery to Tanzania, Africa, creating sweeper carts to use in Downtown Chico clean up projects, and fabricating feeding cage enclosures for animals at the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary in Oroville.

A student in the program has commented; “This program has given me a fundamental life skill that will open countless job opportunities for me…If I pursue welding, it will give me a financially stable future and a journey worth traveling.”

ROP Landscaping Program

Juvenile Hall Staff and Juveniles in GardenSeedsGermination Chamber

Youth will participate in many facets of Landscape education.  Youth will learn about soils, plants, water, design, maintenance, etc…  through numerous classroom and hands-on approaches.  Youth assist the Freshstart Youth Garden through the germination of the plant starts for use in the garden.  Youth will also participate in community service projects as part of a year-long project establishing fish habitat and erosion control through the growth of willow trees.

The Writing Exchange

The writing exchange blog was created to display writing done by incarcerated youth. Participants include juvenile hall facilities in Butte, Fresno, Lassen, Placer, and San Mateo counties. Students are given journal topics and asked to write what needs to be written. Several entries are handpicked from each classroom site and posted to the blog anonymously.

See the latest display of writings here:


Other groups and programs Butte County Juvenile Hall works with are here.
 Meetings & Agendas

Community Corrections Partnership

November 16, 2022

at 9:00 a.m.     

JAG Steering Committee

11-16-2022 10am

In-Person Meeting Location:

DESS Tahoe Room

202 Mira Loma Drive

Oroville, CA 95965

Conference Call:

Phone: 1-866-528-2256

Access Code: 8687435


Minutes and Agendas

 Location Hall

Main Office
Butte County Probation
42 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Excludes Holidays

Probation And Community Services
1370 Ridgewood Drive, Ste. 22
Chico, CA 95973

Juvenile Hall
41 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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 Contact Hall

Butte County Probation
Oroville Phone:    530.538.7661
Chico Phone: 530.879.7555

Juvenile Hall
Phone:    530.538.7311

Wayne Barley
Chief Probation Officer


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Chief Probation Officer

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