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 270-bed, maximum-security detention facility, for youth offenders up to age 25. Youth 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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On the 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. Parents, legal guardians, or approved supportive adults may visit.



3:15 PM to 4:45 PM - Trinity

5:40PM to 7:00 PM - Trinity

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Trinity



3:15 PM to 4:45 PM - Cypress

5:40PM to 7:00 PM - Shasta

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Shasta



3:15 PM to 4:45 PM – Aspen/Tamalpais

5:40PM to 7:00 PM - Aspen/Tamalpais

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Aspen/Tamalpais



3:15 PM to 4:45 PM - Aspen/Tamalpais: Zoom Only

5:40PM to 7:00 PM - Aspen/Tamalpais: Zoom Only

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM -Aspen/Tamalpais: Zoom Only



9:20 AM to 10:30 AM – Trinity/Shasta

10:40 AM to 12:00 PM - Cypress

12:30 PM to 1:35 PM – Trinity/Shasta

1:40 PM to 2:45 PM – Trinity/Shasta

3:20 PM to 4:40 PM – Trinity/Shasta



9:20 AM to 10:30 AM - Aspen/Tamalpais

10:40 AM to 12:00 PM - Aspen/Tamalpais

12:30 PM to 1:35 PM - Aspen/Tamalpais

3:20 PM to 4:40 PM - Aspen/Tamalpais

Parents or legal guardians, or approved supportive adults 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, legal guardians, or approved adults, if their child is placed on Special Visit Status.


  • 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 visitor's 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. Youth attend school Monday through Friday and can study to earn a GED or high school diploma while in custody. Additionally, based on the youth's commitment, may earn college credits and or attend trade school 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 youth.

Contributions for Library facilities for youth in custody.