The City Drive
of Orange, California 92706
Orange County Juvenile Hall located at 331 The City
Drive in the City of Orange.
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Betty Lou Lamoreux Juvenile Justice Center,
commonly known as Orange County Juvenile Court.
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When are the visiting hours at the Orange County Juvenile Hall?
Visits are based on the last name of the child. Saturdays at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for letters, A,B,C,D,E,; 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for letters G, H,I, J,K,L,M,N; 6:30 p.m.to8:30p.m.forlettersO,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z. Inmates18 years of age and older have their visits scheduled for Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
County Juvenile Hall houses children
accused of committing misdemeanor
and felony crimes ranging from school
fights, sale of drugs, molestation,
theft, rape, robbery, carjacking,
and murder to name a few. It has 434
beds. It is adjacent to the Orange
County Juvenile Court and the
Juvenile Probation and Juvenile Branch
of the District Attorneys Office.
Court proceedings are heard at the
Betty Lou Lamoreaux Juvenile Justice
Although the Orange County
Juvenile Hall is fully accredited by the Orange County Department
of Education, many children report the education does not meet the
academic standards of many of the middle and high schools in Orange
are many living units within the Orange
County Juvenile Hall. Each living
unit can house approximately 20 to
30 children. Juveniles are required
to walk with their hands behind their
back when going to and from their
destination within juvenile hall.
The outdoor exercise areas closely
resemble adult prisons in that the
facilities are surrounded by barbed
Orange County Juvenile Hall
331 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868
Juvenile Hall phone (714) 935-6660
Juvenile Hall fax (714) 935-7581
Orange County Juvenile Hall Staff (as of 5/2806)
Director Sean Barry
Director Monica Gallagher
Assistant Director David Burnham
Assistant Director Brian Johnson
Assistant Director Stacey McCoy
Assistant Director Cora Nichter
Assistant Director Bryan Prieto
Assistant Director Robert Rangel
Secretary Jennifer Carlin
Secretary Mary Flynn
Orange County Juvenile Supervision
Director Connie Muckenthaler
Secretary Judy Moses
Orange County Juvenile Court Services
Director Darlyne Pettinicchio
Secretary Aida Sanchez
visiting rules at Orange County Juvenile
Hall are as follows:
All visitors will be required to pass
through a metal detector prior to
enterilng Orange County Juvenile Hall
and will re reuired to exhibited items
Visitors coming to Orange County Juvenile
Hall are not permitted to bring purses,
briefcases, backpacks, hip pouches,
packages, or parcels. Orange County
Juvenile Hall Staff will not hold
these itmes for safe keeping during
Visiting at Orange County Juvenile
Hall is limited to parents, step-parents
(who can provide proof of current
marriage to the natural parent) and
legal guardians. No persons under
the age of 18 may visit at Orange
County Juvenile Hall.
Contact and communication to other
detained minors at Orange County Juvenile
Hall is not allowed unless you receive
prior permission. Visitors are not
authorized to relay information or
messages from other detained minors
to pesons outside Orange County Juvenile
Hall. Any visitors inovle ent in a
minor's criminal activity or interference
in other minors' legal matters may
result in prosecution at the Orange
County District Attorneys Office.
Visits are not permitted during mealtimes
at Orange County Juvenile Hall:
6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch
p.m. to 5:45 pm. Dinner
Visitors must report to the Orange
County Juvenile Hall Reception Desk,
331 The City Drive, Orange California,
92868 15 minutes prior to the designated
Each visitor must complete one "Visit
Pass" form for each minor to
be visited at Orange County Juvenile
Hall. Your name must be printed clearly
and must be legible. You must indicate
your relationship to the child and
It is unlawful for any perosn to falsely
identify themselves, verbally or in
writing, for the purpose of gaining
access to any child detained at Orange
County Juvenile Hall or committed
to any juvenile institution. (Section
Present the completed visit request
forms and proof of identity to the
Orange County Juvenile Hall Reception
Clerk. Only two forms of identificaiton
will be accepted: (1) A California
Drivers License or (2) a picture ID
will be accepted. All identification
must be verified by Orange County
Juvenile Hall staff.
Visitor processing at Orange County
Juvenile Hall will stop 30 minutes
prior to the end of each visitation
period. Visitors are encouraged to
arrive 15 minutes early for processing.
Any item brought in or taken out for
a child must be authorized by Orange
County Juvenile Hall staff and/or
Some paperback books, stamps and magazine
may be permissible to bring to Orange
County Juvenile Hall. These items
must be inspected by Orange County
Juvenile Hall security staff prior
to admission. It is recommended that
you put your childs last name on all
items since items may be lost or stolen.
All permissible itmes must be hand
delivered during visiting times only.
It is a violaiton of the law to send
or bring into Orange County Juvenile
Hall or any juvenile instituion any
controlled substance (drugs or paraphernalia,
etc.) firearms, weapon, explosive
or alcoholic beverage (See Section
871.5 W & I Code.) Unfortunately
each year many persons get prosecuted
with felony charges for commmiting
Visitors are not authoirzed to give
any of the follwoing items to children
detained at Orange County Juvenile
Tobacco (in any form)
Matches or strikers/lighters
Food items (gum candy, soda, etc.)
Liquor or any other intosicant
Narcotics or any other drugs or medicines.
No presents, gifts, in any form are
permitted nor will be they delivered
to a child for birthdays, Christmas,
All visits are submect to manotoring
by the Orange County Juvenile Hall
saff and will occur at a place designated
by the staff. Visits at Orange County
Juvenile Hall may be terminated at
the discretion of the counselor on
duty in the visiting area.
Visitors may not smoke in Orange County
Juvenile Hall and are discouraged
from bringing smoking material. These
items will no be allowed to remain
in the possession of a visitor during
Visitors may not leave children under
the age of 12 unsupevised in the Orange
County Juvenile Hall lobby or on the
premises during visiting.
Anyone violating the Orange County
Juvenile Hall visitring rules will
have visiting privileges suspended.
Anyone violating any laws of the State
of California while visiting may be
subject to arrest and will have their
visitation privileges revoked.
Suspended visiting privileges will
be reviewed by Orange County Juvenile
Hall Administration before further
visits are allowed.
The Orange County Juvenile Hall utilizes
narcotics dogs. In the event that
the dog alerts to the presence of
drugs, you will be subject to search.
The Orange County Juvenile Hall maintains
a "no hostage" policy. In
the event of a hostage situation your
safety will be guarded and no child
will be allowed to flee the facility
by using anyone to insure their safe
Orange County Juvenile Hall Probation Officer convicted of soaking boy's shoes in urine
Orange County Probation Officer Tamie Marie Bieker was charged with three misdemeanor counts of child abuse. She pled no contest to one count with four years of informal probation, 30 days of community service and one year of child abuse classes.
There was a pattern of probation staff not allowing children to use the restroom. As a result, on July 21, 2014, one male child urinated in his room near the door. The urine has flowed to the common area of the orange county juvenile hall. The probation officer reportedly went into the child's room kicked his shoes into the puddle of urine then made him put his feet in the urine soaked shoes. The child reportedly hesitated when he could feel the shoes wet but the probation officer insisted they he put them on and walk around in the urine soaked shoes. In a separate matter on August 6, 2014, the probation officer told a 13 year old boy not to pee in his room after he told her he could not longer hold it because she denied his 3 request over 2 hours to use the restroom. According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, "The defendant is accused of picking up the victim's canvas shoes that were in front of his door, turning them over, rubbing the tops of both shoes in urine, putting them back beside the victim's door, and smiling at him."
Orange County Juvenile Hall whistle blower harassed by co-worker for reporting pattern of child abuse by Juvenile Probation Officers – Receives settlement of $820,000.00
Few are willing to stand up to the bad apples at the Orange County Juvenile Hall. When Ralph Espinoza reported some co-workers for mistreating the children at juvenile hall, he was repeatedly called a "rat," and mocked his disability by co-workers. The County did little to prevent the harassment a jury awarded him $320,000.00 in lost earnings and $500,000 for mental distress. We applaud Mr. Espinoza for doing what many others refused to do, report misconduct and protect the children.
Orange County Probation Staff allowed children to have sex at the Orange County Juvenile Hall
Orange County Juvenile Hall staff had skipped regular security checks and had created inaccurate log entries that allowed a teenage boy and girl found having sex for several hours unsupervised. As a result of the lax supervision 6 employees were fired and 7 others were suspended. Both the teenage boy and girl were both convicted of violent crimes. The boy was charged with murder and conspiracy while the girl faced two armed robberies, attempted murder, second degree robbery, and firing a gun into a residence.
Can my child be released from Orange County Juvenile Hall on the first court date?
Its really up to the judge but your attorney has three options that he or she can ask for on behalf of your child. (1) Accountability Commitment Program (ACP) –The child is released from Orange County Juvenile Hall on a GPS/electronic leg bracelet. Your child would be required to attend the ACP site Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your child would attend school at the ACP site. (2) Home Supervision Program (HSP) – The child would be put on an ankle bracelet/GPS and would generally not be allowed to go anywhere except school and maybe counseling. (3) Physical Labor - In Orange County Juvenile Court, your attorney can ask that your child serve time on the Juvenile Court Work Program. This could involve cleaning up parks and graffiti removal.
Can my child have his friends come over while he is on HSP or ASP?
No. One of the conditions of both HSP and ASP is that no visitors are allowed to come over to the house.
What is the cost to replace the HSP or ACP equipment if my child destroys it?
The equipment cost more than $1,000.00 to replace.
Do I have to pay the County of Orange for the time my child has spent in Orange County Juvenile Hall?
Yes. Parents are responsible for the cost of incarcerating your child at Orange County Juvenile Hall. The financial office is located across the plaza from the Orange County Juvenile Court. It is located at the Manchester Office Building at 301 The City Drive, Orange, CA on the 4th Floor.
Can Anyone visit my child in Orange County Juvenile Hall?
Mothers, fathers, and legal guardians can visit with a valid form of United States Identification such as a California Drivers License, California Identification Card, U.S. Passport. Any exceptions must be approved by a unit supervisor, Orange County Juvenile administrator, or a court order by the Orange County Juvenile Court. Only two visitors are allowed at a time to visit your child.
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