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Eastlake Juvenile Court

Eastlake Juvenile Court, formerly known as Central Juvenile Court is located at 1601 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033. It is located directly in front of Eastlake Juvenile Hall.

The Eastlake Juvenile Court has many options in resolving juvenile criminal cases including but not limited to placing your child home on probation, or ordering confinement at juvenile hall, juvenile camp, placement, or the California Youth Authority.

The bench officers are as follows:

Commissioner Robert J. Totten, Division 201. Commissioner Totten was a private lawyer from 1981 thru 1992, part time referee from 1992 to 1996 , full time referee from 1996 to 1997 and Elected Superior Court Commisioner by judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1997. He is married to Dependency Court Commissioner Debra Losnick. He is a graduate of Loyola Law School in 1981. He is 59 years old in 2014. Commissioner Totten worked for many years at the Sylmar Juvenile Court. He was transferred to Eastlake Juvenile Court in 2007 to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of long time Judge Rudolf Diaz.

Commissioner Bem Campos, Division 202. Campos graduated from Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He received his law degree in 1980 from UCLA School of Law. Prior to coming to Eastlake Juvenile Court, Campos served at Los Padrinos Juvenile Court.

Commissioner Christina Hill, Divsion 203. Commissioner Hill graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1973. She graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles in. 1979. She worked as an associate from Randolph & Levanas from 1980 - 1981. She worked as a sole practicioner from 1981 - 1987. She worked as a Staff Attorney & Trial Lawyer at the State bar of California from 1987 - 1989. From 1991 - 1995 she worked as a part-time juvenile court referee and contract attorney. She was appointed as a referee in 1995 for the Los angeles County Superior Court and was elevated to Commissioner in 2000. She is 63 years old in 2014.

Commissioner Emma Castro, Division 205. Commissioner Castro attended UC Santa Barbara and graduated from UCLA law school in 1978. She previously was in private practice handling dependency cases at the Ed Edelman Court. She was affiliated with Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, a non-profit law group representing parents whose children were taken away because of allegations of child abuse, child neglect or negligent supevision. In 1991 she was the lead plaintiff in the case of Emma Castro vs. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors challenging what plaintiffs claim were ethical conflicts created in the formation of Dependency Legal Court Services. In 1989 the LA County Board of Supervisors created DCLS to replace the panel system and have DCLA represent up to three separate parties by the same firm, including the child and each parent. Commissioner Castro is currently running for the seat of Judge Bob S. Bowers, 67, who is retiring this year. She will be running against Deputy District Attorney Joan Chrostek.



If you child has a case at Eastlake Juvenile Court, call Juvenile Law Attorney George Kita for a free consultation at 626-232-0970. Mr. Kita is a former Juvenile Deputy District Attorney and has successfully handled more than 1000 juvenile cases. He is very familiar with Eastlake Juvenile Court and can help your child.



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