Our Mission:

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






Melissa Romero

Chief Probation Officer
Melissa Romero
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 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 Visiting Hours:

Camp (Falcon pod) Sunday 10:30am-12:00pm, Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Detention (Eagle pod) Sunday 1:00pm- 2:30pm, Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm

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, 8am-5pm Monday-Friday

Holiday Visitation Schedule:

Camp (Falcon pod)   10:30am-12:00pm

Detention (Eagle pod)      1:00-2:30pm

*Holidays are: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, 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 3:15pm-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               Camp (Falcon pod)

Thursday             Detention (Eagle 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.


Visitation Rules

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
  • Firearm
  • Weapon
  • Explosives

*All items will be screened and searched by Juvenile Hall staff prior to the visit. List is subject to change.


Dress Code

  • 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


Video Visitation

Information on Video Visitation.
 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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42 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965

Melissa Romero
Chief Probation Officer

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