Trinity County Juvenile Hall, constructed in 2001, is a co-ed special purpose (96 hour maximum hold) facility with a rated capacity of twenty eight (28); twelve (12) double occupancy rooms and a single four (4) person dormitory in a podular design.
The facility maintains full compliance with State of California Title 24 (California Building Standards Codes) and Title 15 (Crime Prevention and Corrections) requirements. The agency overseeing biennial facility inspections is the State of California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). Additional yearly local inspections include the following: Fire Marshall, Medical and Mental Health, Public and Environmental Health, Building Safety, Trinity County Grand Jury, Juvenile Justice Commission, and the Courts.
Our programs are designed around evidence-based practices with a primary focus on restorative justice, and seek to stabilize at-risk youth while also providing the necessary structure to ensure success at home in the community. This is accomplished through a focus on individualized comprehensive case planning in areas ranging from skill-building, vocational readiness/life skills training, academic tutoring, drug and alcohol counseling, and victim awareness and impact training.
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Youth are placed in Juvenile Hall upon a lawful allegation of an act which constitutes a crime, and because a Probation Officer has made a decision to hold the youth in custody until seen by a Judge for a Detention Hearing. The Judge will then decide whether to continue to hold the youth through the court proceedings or to release back to the parents. Youth are seen by the Judge within two (2) days if booked on a misdemeanor, not counting weekends and holidays. For felony offenses, youth must be seen by a Judge within three (3) days not counting weekends and holidays.
Youth have the right to a minimum of three (3) phone calls within one hour of admission. One phone call may be made to a parent, guardian, or responsible relative, the second call to an employer, and third phone call to an attorney.
Youth are issued all necessary clothing, linens, and hygiene products while in the facility.
Parents or legal guardians are allowed to make an appointment to visit youth on Sunday afternoon. No person under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit without prior approval from a Probation Officer.
Regular visiting hours are as follows:
Sunday afternoons - 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
To make an appointment call 530-623-1204 Ext. 134
Visits are made by appointment in one hour time slots. If a minor's family resides more than 60 miles outside of Weaverville they may have, by appointment and if time allows, a two hour visit. Phone visits are made by appointment in thirty minute time slots. This courtesy can be revoked if the youth or parent/guardian abuses this privilege.
Official visits are those made by a minor's attorney, the Judge, law enforcement, and other legally constituted officials in the pursuit of their official duties. These visits may occur at any time during waking hours. Official visits during sleeping hours will only occur in serious emergency situations and with the review and approval of the senior staff.
Visits can be terminated when such visits are unduly upsetting to the visitor or minor, or when a visitor or minor violates visiting rules and termination is deemed necessary by Juvenile Hall staff.
Youth are provided with postage for two (2) letters per week. They may also send and receive as many letters as they like as long as they pay for them. There is no limit on correspondence to Probation Officers, Judges, doctors or elected officials. All correspondence can be screened for contraband as outlined under current law and practice.
Mail will be censored or withheld if there is reasonable cause to believe:
- It advocates the furtherance of specific criminal activity.
- It advocates harm or violence to another person(s).
- It advocates plans for escape.
- It promotes gang culture or racial/ethnic hatred.
- It contains contraband, or talking about smuggling contraband.
- If it is to or from another correctional facility, except as approved on an individual basis by their Probation Officer.
- Mail that is not delivered by the Post Office (i.e. brought in by someone) will not be accepted by the Juvenile Hall.
- If there is a "no contact" order from the court involving another minor or adult.
- It contains explicit sexual content.
Mail should be addressed as follows:
Trinity County Juvenile Hall
P.O. Box 158
333 Tom Bell Rd.
Weaverville, CA 96093
All youth are given a physical examination within 96 hours of being admitted into the Juvenile Hall. On-going health care is overseen by a county medical public health doctor.
This facility partners with Trinity County Behavioral Health, Trinity County AODS, and the Human Response Network for special needs and services in these areas.
The following programs are provided at the Juvenile Hall:
- Substance Use/Abuse Education and Intervention
- Life Skills
- Religious Services and Counseling (if requested)
- Mental Health Assessment and Counseling - Trinity County Behavioral Health
- Victim Awareness and Impact
- Anger Management
- Vocational Readiness Program
- Academic Tutoring
Reading materials are available to youth in the facility. However, family may bring in books or magazines with the understanding that any books brought in becomes the property of the Juvenile Hall.
Recreation and leisure activities in Juvenile Hall include such things as basketball, foosball, ping pong, handball, hacky sack, drawing/art, reading, listening to music, writing, and watching TV/movies.