Eastlake Juvenile Hall - Central Juvenile Hall
1605 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90033. Metered street parking
is available. Since parking tickets are frequently issued on Saturdays
for expired meters, visitors should monitor parking meters when visiting
a minor at Eastlake Juvenile Hall.
If you are a permitted visitor, you may visit a minor at Eastlake Juvenile
Hall on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visits are at least 30-45 minutes in length but can
be as long as three hours, if circumstances permit. You may also visit
a minor at Eastlake Juvenile Hall on the day that a minor appears in court.
The visit may occur after the minor's court appearance from 5:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. To find out more about special court day visits, contact
Eastlake Juvenile Hall at 323-226-8611.
Eastlake Juvenile Hall, also known as "Central Juvenile Hall"
is one of three juvenile detention centers in Los Angeles County. Each
juvenile jail houses minors ranging in age from 8 to 18 who have pending
Minors at Eastlake Juvenile Hall can generally only be visited by parents,
legal guardians, or grandparents. However, the judge or probation officer
handling the minor’s case may permit siblings and other family members
to visit with the minor upon request. The judge presiding over a minor's
case may also allow a visitor in place of a minor's parent. To make
a visitation request, contact the minor’s unit supervisor or probation officer.
Attorneys may visit a minor at Eastlake Juvenile Hall at any time. Members
of the clergy who wish to visit a minor at Eastlake Juvenile Hall must
be added to the minor's permanent weekend visitors' list—this
may require a special order from a judge.
At the conclusion of their case, minors housed at Eastlake Juvenile Hall
will either be released to their parents, placed in foster care, sent
to a Los Angeles County Juvenile Camp or to CYA— the California
Youth Authority. CYA is the last resort for housing and rehabilitation
of minors, and is considered the state prison for minors since it houses
a large number of violent offenders.
Eastlake Juvenile Hall can be reached at (323) 226-8611.
Pens, purses, cell phones, and a wide array of other items are not permitted
in the visiting area. In order to visit a minor at Eastlake Juvenile Hall,
a visitor must follow a strict dress code. Among other things, visitors
to Eastlake Juvenile Hall may not wear gang-affiliated colors, sexually
revealing clothing, thigh-high dresses, or clothing containing the name
of a sports team. Visitors must also cover their tattoos; if they cannot,
they should contact Eastlake Juvenile Hall to have an isolated visiting
Only visitors who present a valid form of photo identification will be
permitted to visit minors at Eastlake Juvenile Hall. The following forms
of ID are acceptable:
- Valid Driver's License (any state)
- Valid California Identification Card
- Other Valid U.S. Government Identification Card
- Valid Passport or Visa
- Permanent Resident Card
- Mexican Consulate Card
- Alien Registration Card
- U.S. Military Identification Card
- Valid Birth Certificate or School Identification Card (if visitor is a
minor who is 12 or older)
Eastlake Juvenile Hall recommends that visitors wear long pants and carry
no more than two keys on a key ring in order to ensure that they are allowed
to visit the minor.
Minors facing criminal charges in California typically have no right to
bail. Until their arraignment, minors are either locked up or released
to their parents’ custody. After the arraignment, the minor will
remain in lockup or with their parents, if the judge decides, until their
case is resolved.
Only parents or legal guardians of detained minors are able to access information
regarding the minor and their case.
Telephone Access & Mail
While minors are not permitted to receive incoming telephone calls at Eastlake
Juvenile Hall, they are permitted to make one (1) collect telephone call
during a seven-day period provided they meet all the necessary requirements
(for example, good behavior.) By mail, minors at Eastlake Juvenile Hall
may receive soft cover books as well as cards and letters no larger than
5” x 7”. Minors may be sent photos but may not have more than
five (5) photos in their possession at any given time. Photos may not
contain gang-related images or sexual or violent content.
You may send mail addressed as follows to a minor at Eastlake Juvenile Hall:
[Minor's Name & Date of Birth]
Los Angeles, California, 91342
Picking Up Personal Property
Any time after detention, a minor's personal property may be picked
up by his parent or guardian unless the minor's property has been
entered into evidence. If the property has been entered into evidence,
it will not be available until the criminal case is completed. The parent
or guardian picking up the minor's property must present a valid California
photo ID or a photo ID from an acceptable source.
To obtain the release of a minor's vehicle, contact the arresting agency
who will provide you with the name of the towing company that you will
need to contact to learn if the vehicle has been impounded or not. If
you need to obtain a car key that was in the minor's possession at
the time of arrest, contact Eastlake Juvenile Hall at (323) 226-8611.
Los Angeles Juvenile Defense Attorneys
Parents of minors accused of crimes should immediately consult with a Los
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