Juvenile Hall serves as an institutional setting that temporarily houses youth for primarily two reasons: prior to their court dates and/or after their adjudication, pending transitional placement/services. Los Angeles County Probation houses all pre-disposition youth at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey.

7285 Quill Dr.
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 940-8681

Housing all Pre-disposition youth

Los Padrinos Webpage


Visiting Juvenile Hall

Family visitation is a vital component of the rehabilitation process and is strongly encouraged by the Probation Department.  Through this process youth are provided an opportunity to engage in private and confidential conversations under the supervision of Juvenile Hall Staff.   Once a youth arrives in Juvenile Hall they will be requested to provide a list of relatives including mother, father, legal guardians and grandparents.  During the orientation process each youth is informed of the facility’s visitation schedules, rules and procedures, and is provided a Rules and Rights Handbook, that also stipulates visitation rules and procedures.  Family may visit on either Saturday OR Sunday (not both) and may attend either during the 12:30 PM-2:30 PM visitation or the 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM visitation times.

Please note: Day and time availability may depend on Youth’s Housing Unit. Please call Juvenile Hall if you are not sure:

  • Approved visits are limited to parents, legal guardians, or persons standing in loco parentis, grandparents and children of youth.  A legal guardian must bring verification to the facility to be approved.
  • Youth’s minister, priest, rabbi, or other authorized religious chaplain may visit with authorization from appropriate religious facility coordinator.
  • Visits by persons other than those listed above are considered Special Visits, and require prior permission, that may be obtained via a court, DPO, or facility management.
  • All visitors must be 21 yrs. of age, unless authorized by a court order, which would then be classified as a special visit and would require permission as listed above.
  • Visitors must bring a valid approved form of Identification to be cleared to enter the facility and are not permitted to bring any items other than 2 keys on a single key ring and their identification.
  • Once verified all visitors are subject to search.
  • Visitors are not permitted to bring personal items to youth.
  • All visitors are to be appropriately dressed and must wear closed toe shoes.


Per Penal Code 4573: Violators shall be subject to arrest and criminal
prosecution under Penal Code (P.C.) Sections 4573 and/or 4574

(a) Except when otherwise authorized by law, or when authorized by the person in charge of the prison or other institution referred to in this section or by an officer of the institution empowered by the person in charge of the institution to give the authorization, any person, who knowingly brings or sends into, or knowingly assists in bringing into, or sending into, any state prison, prison road camp, prison forestry camp, or other prison camp or prison farm or any other place where prisoners of the state are located under the custody of prison officials, officers or employees, or into any county, city and county, or city jail, road camp, farm or other place where prisoners or inmates are located under custody of any sheriff, chief of police, peace officer, probation officer or employees, or within the grounds belonging to the institution, any controlled substance, the possession of which is prohibited by Division 10 (commencing with Section 11000) of the Health and Safety Code, any device, contrivance, instrument, or paraphernalia intended to be used for unlawfully injecting or consuming a controlled substance, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 for two, three, or four years.

(b) The prohibitions and sanctions addressed in this section shall be clearly and prominently posted outside of, and at the entrance to, the grounds of all detention facilities under the jurisdiction of, or operated by, the state or any city, county, or city and county.

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