• December 11, 2020

LOS ANGELES COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS VISITATION AT JUVENILE HALLS AND RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES

LOS ANGELES COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS VISITATION AT JUVENILE HALLS AND RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES

LOS ANGELES COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS VISITATION AT JUVENILE HALLS AND RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITIES 300 300 Mirikat Atnafu

Probation Media:  Office of Communications & Community Relations
prob-news@isdtest.lacounty.gov, (562) 315-3388
For Immediate Release:
December 11, 2020

LOS ANGELES— The Los Angeles County Probation Department’s Mission to “Rebuild Lives and Provide for Healthier and Safer Communities” also includes taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Following the guidance of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Regional Stay at Home Order, beginning this weekend, visitations at juvenile halls and residential treatment facilities are suspended for the next three weeks.

Suspended juvenile hall and residential treatment facility visits include after-court, special, and weekend visits by family members, community-based organizations and in-person religious services. Parents and guardians have been notified of the temporary suspension of visiting via phone calls and letters stating alternative forms of contact with their child. Required legal visits will be held as scheduled, and all court-ordered visits will be honored. Visitation suspension is solely a proactive measure developed in conjunction with Juvenile Court Health Services (JCHS) and the Board of State and Community Corrections.

The juvenile facilities’ youth will have extended telephone and virtual conferencing privileges to maintain contact with their family and loved ones.

The Department continues to follow guidelines issued by the Department of Public Health, including the General Containment and Control of Transmission Guidelines and the Guidance for Congregate Living Facilities, in its efforts to maintain a healthy living environment for youth in its care.

For general questions, please contact the Probation Information Center at 866-931-2222, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.