Humboldt County Juvenile Hall
Eureka, Calif. 95501
PHONE: (707) 445-7644
FAX: (707) 443-7139
The purpose of Juvenile Hall is to house juvenile offenders in a safe, humane
environment while maintaining the level of security neccessary to prevent escape
and assault or intimidation by others.
Key information for parents, guardians and visitors:
|Detention, disposition and court dates|
After a child is admitted to Juvenile Hall, a probation officer is assigned to their case.
Questions regarding detention and disposition of your child's case should be directed to
their probation officer. Questions about court dates should be directed to your attorney,
the juvenile court clerk at the courthouse or the probation officer assigned to your
Probation Dept: (707) 445-7401
Public Defender: (707) 445-7634
Visiting hours are:
5 - 6 p.m. and
Saturdays 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Visits at other times
or by other family members must be arranged through the assigned probation officer. All
visitors may be subject to a pat-down and/or a metal detector search.
Persons entering Juvenile Hall are not allowed to bring in purses, hand bags, knives/weapons,
alcohol/controlled substances, food/drink, cellular phones, cameras, pets, tobacco, matches/lighters
or other items staff deem a threat to safety or security.
Failure to the comply with this policy may result in the restriction or
loss of visiting privileges.
Medical consents/health care
Parents or legal guardians are asked to sign an emergency medical consent form as soon as
possible after a child's admission to Juvenile Hall. In the event medical treatment is
needed or medication is prescribed for a child, the parent is notified by phone as soon as
Juvenile Hall medical staff perform routine physical examinations on new admits as
well as treat minor medical complaints. Parents should inform juvenile hall staff of
any special medical or mental health problems or needs a child may have.
Prescribed medications in possession of a minor at the time of admittance or subsequently
delivered by parents to juvenile hall staff are provided to medical and /or
mental health personnel for review and verification. Medications must
be in prescription bottles/packets. As authorized by medical personnel, the
medication will be continued, pending a formal health care appraisal
Upon admittance to juvenile hall each minor is given the opportunity to make up to 3 phone
calls. One to parents, legal guardians, a responsible relative, one call to an attorney,
and one call to an employer. No telephone
calls can be received by detainees except from an attorney.
Except for calls to an
attorney, any additional calls a detainee wishes to make must be earned as a
privilege and made using facility collect-call phones. If you have a block on your home phone,
please contact the phone company and have it removed if you wish to receieve calls from
You may call 1-877-650-4249 to speak with a representative of the collect phone company if
you have any questions/concerns regarding billing.
Detainees are allowed to send three letters per week at no cost for postage. Additional
letters will be at the cost of the detainee. Mail is opened in the presence of staff to
ensure no contraband exists. No incoming or outgoing mail is read or denied unless it is a
violation of a court order or there is reasonable cause to believe the mail contains
information that threatens Juvenile Hall security or public safety.
Please do not bring gifts for detainees. Exceptions will be made for Christmas and
birthdays. Every item brought into Juvenile Hall must must be inspected and cleared by
staff. Books and magazines may be brought in, however they will be screened by staff and
must be donated to Juvenile Hall for everyone's use.
Each Sunday services are held by churches from the community of various denominations.
Attendance is voluntary.
No smoking or use of tobacco products is allowed while detained at Juvenile Hall.