John A. Davis Juvenile Hall

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The Juvenile Hall
The John A. Davis Juvenile Hall opened in June 2005.  It is a 290-bed, maximum-security detention facility, for juvenile offenders up to age 18. Residents are classified and assigned to housing units based on gender, age, offense, and special needs.

In addition to ten housing units, the facility maintains an incentive room, a large kitchen, laundry area and has complete education and medical wings. Medical, mental health, and cognitive behavioral treatment services are provided to the youth through Contra Costa County Health Services.  Two treatment programs are provided and all youth receive Cognitive Behavioral Treatment from specially trained Probation staff.    

Visiting Hours and Guidelines
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A living unit
Youth are allowed two hours of visitation time per week.  Each hour must be completed on two separate visitation days; one weekday and one weekend day.  Only parents or legal guardians may visit.

Hours:
For youth whose last names begin with:
A-I: Monday 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
J-R: Tuesday 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
S-Z: Wednesday 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

No visiting on Thursday or Friday

A-Q: Saturday 9:15 AM to 11:45 AM or 12:45 PM to 4:30 PM
R-Z: Sunday 9:15 AM to 11:45 AM or 2 PM to 4:30 PM

Parents or legal guardians of a youth on Special Visit Status must schedule a visiting appointment in advance by calling 925-957-2725.  Juvenile Hall staff will notify those parents or legal guardians, if their child is placed on Special Visit Status.


Guidelines:
    Visitors must present proper identification, such as a valid California Driver's License or ID to staff upon arrival.
  • All personal property must be left in vehicle.
  • All visitors must pass through the metal detector, without alarm, prior to all visits.
  • No food, drink or other items allowed.
Mt. McKinley School
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School Classroom
The Contra Costa County Office of Education operates the Mt. McKinley School, which is a fully accredited year-round school. Residents attend school Monday through Friday and can study to earn a GED or high school diploma while in custody.

The library, which opened in November 2006, is located in the education wing of the facility.  It is staffed with a librarian provided by the Contra Costa County Library.


Library Facilities
Juvenile Hall is equipped with a library, providing reading and educational materials for the minors.

Contributions for Library facilities for incarcerated youth.
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Notice of Settlement Agreement

On July 30, 2015, Magistrate Judge Maria Elena James granted preliminary approval of a settlement agreement in the case of G.F. v. Contra Costa County, Northern District of California Case No. C-13-03667 MEJ.  This case is brought on behalf of individuals with disabilities detained in Juvenile Hall.  Copies of the Notice concerning this proposed settlement agreement and the signed settlement agreement are available at the links below.  

Notice of Proposed Settlement

Signed Settlement Agreement