Juvenile Hall

Learn about San Francisco Juvenile Hall

San Francisco Juvenile Hall is a locked 150-bed residential facility for young people who have been arrested or court-ordered as a result of alleged or sustained juvenile delinquent conduct.

Juvenile Hall also serves as San Francisco’s Secure Youth Treatment Facility for young people who previously would have been committed to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), prior to its closure.

All aspects of Juvenile Hall operations and services comply with federal and state mandates, including Titles 15 and 24 of the California Code of Regulations. Juvenile Hall undergoes annual compliance inspections by the Board of State and Community Corrections.

Juvenile Hall Checkers Table and Books

Woodside Learning Center

The San Francisco Unified School District operates a high school within Juvenile Hall for youth up to age 19, the Woodside Learning Center.

Programming includes:

  • Special education programs
  • School day academic enrichment
  • Arts enrichment
  • College counseling
  • Tutoring
  • A culinary garden with an outdoor classroom.

For youth who are over 18, or who have already completed high school, online college and vocational courses are available.

Special Programs for Youth

The San Francisco Department of Public Health operates Special Programs for Youth (SPY) within Juvenile Hall to provide trauma informed, culturally relevant, and accessible health services.

Services include:

  • Primary medical care
  • Behavioral health services (substance abuse and mental health)
  • Health education
  • Coordination of dental care, subspecialty services, and sexually transmitted infection screening.

Programs & Services in Juvenile Hall

Policy & Procedures Manual

Learn about our policy and procedures to house youth in a safe, secure, and humane environment. 

Last updated May 17, 2023