COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
9150 E. IMPERIAL HIGHWAY - DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA 90242
“Rebuild Lives and Provide for Healthier and Safer Communities”
DONALD H. BLEVINS
CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER
Public Information Officer
Los Angeles County Probation Department
9150 East Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
CENTRAL JUVENILE HALL OPENS ITS DOORS TO PUBLIC
L.A.’s oldest juvenile facility hosts OPEN HOUSE to kick off
“National Probation Services Awareness Week”
When: Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 9a.m.
Where: Central Juvenile Hall
1605 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033 (Thomas Guide Page 635 B-3)
Central Juvenile Hall’s First Annual Open House will feature tours of the facility (i.e. living quarters, classrooms, recreation, etc), electronic monitoring demos and displays, Mobile Gang Task Force demonstrations, artwork and school projects by the minors, as well as “meet-n-greets” with Probation Department executives and staff. Information booths from several partner County agencies including Department of Mental Health, Department of Children and Family Services, L.A. County Office of Education and community-based organizations will provide details of their specific programs.
The Los Angeles County Probation Department is the largest and oldest probation services agency in the nation. Out of the approximately 20,000 juveniles currently on probation in Los Angeles County, close to 3,000 juveniles are incarcerated in juvenile detention facilities throughout the County---three are juvenile halls: Central; Barry J. Nidorf (Sylmar); and Los Padrinos (Downey).
Central Juvenile Hall, the oldest of the three halls, first opened its doors in 1912. The 22-acre facility, located in Downtown L.A., adjacent to County USC Medical Center, offers specialized living units to accommodate the physical, mental, medical and behavioral needs of incarcerated minors.
For more information about “National Probation Services Week” visit www.appa.org.
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