San Joaquin County Probation Department

Juvenile Detention Services

(209) 468-4206
(209) 468-5041

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San Joaquin County Probation Department Juvenile Detention Services provides a place where youth are held while waiting to come before a judge of the Juvenile Court. A person under the age of 18 years who commits a crime may be booked by a law enforcement agency into Juvenile Hall. Youngsters on probation may be arrested and booked by their probation officer. When a youngster appears in Juvenile Court on charges of a crime, the judge may release him or her, commit that youngster to Juvenile Hall, Camp or the Work Project Program or assign them to the Work Project without detaining the person.

Juvenile Hall is a secure facility with individual rooms for youth under 18 years either waiting for court judgment or committed there by a judge.

Juvenile Camp is a six-month minimum-security program located on the grounds of Juvenile Hall. Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 17 years, wards of the Juvenile Court who are not chemically dependent, not dangerous to others, physically and mentally capable of participating in the program, and ordered to participate in this program of rehabilitation as a pre-placement option for medium level offenders.

Work Project Program: youth who participate in this program must have attained their 13th birthday. Work Project is an alternative to incarceration in Juvenile Hall (eight hours work project equals one day in Juvenile Hall). Work Project provides low-cost maintenance of government property. Work Project is conducted on weekends during September through May and on weekdays, from June through August.

When a judge orders an inmate of Juvenile Hall, 17 years or younger, to be returned to his parents who reside outside of San Joaquin County, the Juvenile Division of the Probation Department will provide transportation by car, bus or air to the minor’s home if the parent or guardian lacks the means.

Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Facility is open 24-hours per day, 7 days per week.
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Main Location
535 West Mathews Road
French Camp, CA  95231
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