Juvenile Institutions



Solano County Juvenile Institutions
A Division of the Solano County Probation Department 

For more information, please contact Administration  

MAIN LINE
707-784-6570
707-784-6571

FAX NUMBERS

Administration

707-784-2428

Challenge Academy

707-399-9123

Intake

707-426-4275

Medical

707-784-2465

School

707-438-7221

Dean Farrah, Superintendent 

Jennifer Washington, Probation Services Manager (Assistant Superintendent) – Operations

Dean Wilder, Probation Services Manager (Assistant Superintendent) – Programs

Roberta Flannel, Administrative Secretary 

Elizabeth Delacruz-Stephenson, Accounting Technician

Supervising Juvenile Correctional Counselors
Cheryl Celones
P. Dosanjh
Jessica Elmer
Joseph Herman
Tracie Pitts
Cynthia Sloan

Senior Juvenile Correctional Counselors
Claudia Blanco
Janelle Breed
Kelvin Brooks
Edward Del Rosario
Edward Hollomon
Cassandra Kelley


Program Administrator
Valerie Garrett, Ed.D


Mission Statement

The mission of the Solano County Probation Department is to reduce the incidence and severity of crime in our community.


Juvenile Institutions Mission Statement

Provide detention for youth charged with serious crimes, who otherwise cannot be safely released to the community and are likely to flee the jurisdiction of the Court.

Provide post-disposition detention for youth awaiting placement to other residential care.


Juvenile Institutions Goal Statement

It is our goal to provide a short-term residential treatment program that meets the legal and departmental parameters. We strive to maintain an environment that is conducive to initiating and motivating individual changes, providing a schedule of constructive and satisfying personal development, physical and educational programs and minimizing negative effects of detention while in our custody. We care for every youngster in a manner that reduces anxiety and maximizes the potential for personal growth, maturity and development.


In-House Services

It is our goal to work collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team (Probation, Mental Health, Medical, Schools) to begin in-house services as part of the individual treatment and placement plans.

Programs include:

  1. Counseling staff conducts security and housing assessments of all minors that are booked into Juvenile Hall. The facility has a Mental Health Counselor on duty eight hours daily. All intakes are assessed for mental health symptoms, such as depression, suicidal ideation and tendencies and crisis intervention is provided as needed.

  2. The Tutoring Program, which was originally started by retired volunteer teachers, is financed through the Inmate Telephone Fund. The three detention units each have an assigned tutor to provide group and individual counseling three hours per week. The evening tutors work closely with the County of Education Teaching Staff to provide a cohesive academic program.

  3. Aggression Replacement Training-- The program was developed for aggressive and violent adolescents aged 12 to 17 who are incarcerated in juvenile institutions. ART is a cognitive behavioral intervention program to help adolescents improve social skill competence and moral reasoning, better manage anger, and reduce aggressive behavior.

  4. Crossroads Life Skills/Cognitive Learning--The objectives of this program are to: discover how attitude affects behavior; teach minors problem solving skills to use in anger situations;  examine one’s position in life; gain better self control; address the challenges of dealing with addictive behaviors; develop critical thinking skills; establish goal directed behavior patterns; and practice and gain new life skills.

    On-going volunteer services include:

    • Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous
    • Planned Parenthood
    • AIDS Awareness
    • Religious church services and Bible studies
    • Youth mentoring
    • Solano Community College Interns
    • Motivational speakers
 
NEW VISITING HOURS
EFFECTIVE DATE: APRIL 17, 2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 VISITING IS A VERY IMPORTANT part of the Juvenile Detention Facility Program. Regular visits help preserve the ties between the youth in detention and his or her family, and vividly demonstrates the interest of the family for the youth and the desire for help.
 
The youth are assigned to separate housing units or “Pods” and they are allowed visits only when their Pod is scheduled.  Here are the VISITING DAYS AND HOURS:

 

POD

 

DAY

 

TIME

CHALLENGE ACADEMY

(visit at Cedar Hall)

Wednesday

Saturday

5:30pm – 6:30 pm

3:30pm – 4:30pm

SEQUOIA

Tuesday

Saturday

7:15pm – 8:15pm

1:00pm – 2:00pm

SYCAMORE

Tuesday

Saturday

5:45pm – 6:45pm

10:00am – 11am


  1. AUTHORIZED VISITORS are defined as Parents and Legal Guardians only. Photo identification is required.

 

  1. Visitors may bring only a photo identification into Cedar Hall.  Please leave everything else in your car or use the lockers provided. We cannot hold your belongings for you.

 

  1. Parents/guardians are guaranteed 30 minutes to visit within the scheduled visiting time and up to 60 minutes depending on the availability of space. Parent/guardians may visit for all or a portion of the visiting period. The latest a visitor may arrive is 15 minutes prior to the end of the youth’s designated visiting time slot. 

 

  1. Visitors may NOT return to Cedar Hall once you leave, for any reason. Please use the restroom prior to admittance to Cedar Hall for your visit.

 

  1. “Any person who knowingly brings, sends into, or assists in bringing or sending into the Juvenile Detention Facility a controlled substance (alcohol, drugs or narcotics), a firearm, weapon, or explosives of any kind will be punished by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than one year or by imprisonment in the State Prison.” (W&I Code, Section 875.1)

 

  1. “All visitors are subject to a walk-through metal detector search before proceeding into the facility beyond the reception area.” (Title 15, section 1360).

 

  1. Questions about a youth’s case, his/her court hearing, or plans for the youth after he/she leaves the Juvenile Detention Facility should be directed to the Probation Officer assigned to the case. The Probation Department can be reached at (707)784-7600.

 

  1. No food or drink is allowed in the main lobby area or in Cedar Hall.

 

  1. All visitors are expected to follow the above regulations, as well as directions given them by custody staff on duty. Any visitor who does not comply will be asked to leave and future visiting privileges will be withdrawn.

 

  1. The Juvenile Detention Facility does not accept donations of books or magazines from parents.

 

  1. We encourage you to write your child while he/she is here. Remember to include your complete return address. Youth may not receive mail from other jails, prisons, or juvenile halls. Please address mail as follows:

Youth’s Name

740 Beck Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

For more information, please call us at (707)784-6570


Fully vaccinated parent/guardian

Check in the Lobby.

Show ID card to staff assigned to check ID at receptionist window.

Must show proof of vaccination to Supervisor or Senior.

Answer Covid-19 medical questions.

Complete a temperature check. (Must be less than 100.4F)

Walk through the metal detector.

Wear a medical grade surgical mask, N95 mask, or KN95 mask.

Practice social distancing.

May only take ID into Cedar Hall.

All items on parent / guardian’s person must be stored in a locker.

Contact visits will range from 30-60 minutes depending on the availability of space. 




Unvaccinated parent/ guardian

Check in the Lobby.

Show ID card to staff assigned to check ID at receptionist window.

Answer Covid-19 medical questions.

Complete a temperature check. (Must be less than 100.4F)

Walk through the metal detector.

Wear a medical grade surgical mask, N95 mask, or KN95 mask.

Practice social distancing.

May only take ID into Cedar Hall.

All items on parent / guardian’s person must be stored in a locker.If a parent/ guardian can show proof of negative PCR test, they can visit in person within a 72 hour window from the test date.

If a parent / guardian is unvaccinated and chooses not to provide PCR test results, they will visit in a non-contact room.

Non-Contact visits will range from 30-60 minutes depending on the availability of space.