The County of San Diego Probation Department operates two 24-hour, maximum-security, juvenile detention facilities (aka Juvenile Halls) in the county. These facilities house male and female offenders awaiting Juvenile Court and placement in the diverse commitment options available to the Court. Offenders range in age from 10 through 19. Offenders are held by court order for offenses ranging from truancy to murder. The average length of stay is less than a month.
The Department also operates three 24-hour, minimum-security, juvenile rehabilitation facilities. The Girls Rehabilitation Facility is a program exclusively for girls and the Juvenile Ranch Facility and Camp Barrett are boys only programs. Youth are typically sentenced to these programs for several months to a year. For more information on these programs please click below.
Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility
East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility
Girls Rehabilitation Facility
Juvenile Ranch Facility