331 The City Drive
Orange, CA. 92868
Orange County Juvenile Hall is located in the city of Orange and houses youth ranging in age from 12 to 25 years. It houses youth of all genders who are pending disposition, awaiting transfer to another facility or are serving a commitment as a serious offender or as a violation of their probation.
Youth are typically assigned by age group and gender that are designed to house between 20 to 60 youth. The living units have sleeping rooms, restrooms, showers, and a day room for a variety of leisure and structured activities. Juvenile Hall’s Intake and Release Center completes the intake booking process youth newly arrested by police officers and awaiting their first court appearance. Once this process is completed (typically within several hours), youth are transferred to an intake unit pending their initial court hearing.
All living units are supervised by Deputy Juvenile Correctional Officers who provide individual and group counseling, supervise daily activities, and ensure the safety of youth and the security of the facility.
Juveniles escorted back to their units
The Orange County Department of Education provides a fully accredited academic program for youth at Juvenile Hall. Physicians, nurses and dentists employed by the Orange County Health Care Agency provide on-site medical and dental care. Psychiatrists and psychologists from the Health Care Agency and the Orange County Department of Education – Safe Schools evaluate and assist youth exhibiting emotional or mental health problems. Other specialized services are provided as needed.
Youth participate daily in outdoor sports and other recreational activities. Religious services Bible Study are available to youth upon request. Each living unit has a small library, along with telephones available for youth to make collect calls. Further, each youth is allowed two hours of visiting each week. Representatives from the Board of State and Community State Corrections, the Juvenile Court, the Orange County Grand Jury, and the Orange County Juvenile Justice Commission monitor conditions of confinement and the care of youth at Juvenile Hall.