The Juvenile Hall has a capacity to hold forty-five (45) minors, both male and female. The Juvenile Hall admits minors arrested by Law Enforcement and Deputy Probation Officers, and determines whether or not they will be temporarily detained pending a hearing before the Juvenile Court, awaiting placement in a treatment facility or an alternative home, including foster care; or as a short-term detention for violating their probation conditions. The average daily population in FY 2013-14 was 26 juvenile detainees which is an overall drop from 34 juveniles in FY 2012-13. The average length of custody was 17.3 days. Minors detained at the Juvenile Hall are cared for by Juvenile Services Officers, Counselors, Nurses, and Teachers. The Juvenile Hall is guided by the minimum standards contained in the California Code of Regulations Title XV & Title 24, and is inspected for compliance to these standards by the Corrections Standards Authority, State Fire Marshall, Department of Education, Juvenile Justice Commission, Public Health Department, the Juvenile Court and the County General Services Department.
The Juvenile Hall's primary objective is to operate a safe and secure location for the housing of youth offenders.