Juvenile Institutions



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

740 Beck Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-784-6570 (Administration)
707-784-6570 (Juvenile Hall-Intake/Receiving)
707-784-2428 (Administration Fax)
707-784-6583(Intake/Receiving Fax)
707-784-6570 (ext. 170)(New Foundations Main Office)
707-784-2463 (New Foundations Fax)

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
        • Girl Scouts of America


Visiting Hours

  1. VISITING IS A VERY IMPORTANT part of the Juvenile Detention Facility Program. Regular visits help preserve the ties between the minors in detention and his or her family, and vividly demonstrate the interest of the family for the minor and the desire for help.
  2. The minors 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

    PALO VERDE & CHALLENGE

    Wednesday

    Saturday

    3:30pm – 4:30pm

    1:00pm – 2:15pm

    REDWOOD

     

    Wednesday

    Saturday

    5:00pm – 6pm

    3:15pm – 4:30pm

    SEQUOIA

     

    Wednesday

    Saturday

    6:30pm – 7:30pm

    5:00pm – 6:15pm

    SYCAMORE

    Wednesday

    Saturday

    8:00pm – 9:00pm

    6:45pm – 8:00pm

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

  4. Visitors may bring only two (2) keys and photo identification into Cedar Hall with them. Please leave everything else in your car. We cannot hold your belongings for you.

  5. Parents/guardians may visit for all or a portion of the 60 (Wednesdays) or 75 (Saturdays) minute visiting period. The latest a visitor may arrive is 15 minutes prior to the end of the minor’s designated visiting time slot. 

  6. 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.

  7. “Any person who knowingly brings, sends into, or assists in bringing or sending into the Juvenile Detention Facility an controlled substance (alcohol, drugs or narcotics), an 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)

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

  9. Questions about a minor’s case, his/her court hearing, or plans for the minor 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.

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

  11. 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.

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

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

Minor’s Name
740 Beck Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533

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

 

 
Juvenile Detention Facility
Craigus Thompson
Superintendent
Phone: 707-784-6570 ext 103
Fax: 707-784-2428
Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM
 
  Juvenile Detention Facility
Kelley Baulwin-Johnson
Assistant Superintendent
Phone:
707-784-6570 ext 104
Fax: 707-784-6583
Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM
 
Juvenile Detention Facility
Operations/Intake
Ann Marie Thomas
Supervising Group Counselor
Phone:707-784-6570 ext 124
Fax: 707-784-6583
Hours: various
AMThomas@SolanoCounty.com

  Juvenile Detention Facility
Carol Marves
Supervising Group Counselor
Phone:707-784-6570 ext. 126
Fax:707-784-6583
Hours: Various
CLMarves@SolanoCounty.com 
   
Juvenile Detention Facility 
Don Evans
Supervising Group Counselor

Phone: 707-784-6570 ext 127
Fax: 707-784-6583
Hours: Various 
DQEvans@SolanoCounty.com
 

Juvenile Detention Facility 
Cheryl Mason
Supervising Group Counselor
Phone
:  707-784-6570 Ext 123
Fax:  707-784-6583
Hours:  Various
Clmason@solanocounty.com

    
Challenge 
Jeff Ingram
Senior Group Counselor
Phone:
707-784-6570 ext. 190
Fax:707-784-1976
Hours: Various
JCIngram@SolanoCounty.com
New Foundations
Jeff Ingram
Senior Group Counselor
Phone:
707-784-6570 ext. 171
Fax:707-784-2463
Hours: Various
JCIngram@SolanoCounty.com

Juvenile Detention Facility
Anthony Nicks
Senior Group Counselor
Phone:
707-784-6570 ext. 113
Fax:707-784-6583
Hours: Various
ADNICKS@SolanoCounty.com 

                                                                
 
Juvenile Detention Facility
Randy Swanson
Senior Group Counselor
Phone:
707-784-6570 ext. 109
Fax:707-784-6583
Hours: Various
RASwanson@SolanoCounty.com  
Office Coordinator
Rose Brieno
Phone:707-784-6573
Fax:707-784-2428
Hours: 7 am to 4:30 pm
RBrieno@SolanoCounty.com
  Juvenile Detention Facility
Armando Martinez
Senior Group Counselor
Phone:
707-784-6570 ext. 109
Fax:707-784-6583
Hours: Various
ABMartinez@SolanoCounty.com  

Juvenile Detention Facility
School Principal
Rick Vacarro
Phone:
707-784-6570 ext. 152
Fax:707-438-7221
Hours: Various
  Juvenile Detention Facility
Elba Ruvalcaba
Office Assistant II
Phone:
707-784-6570 ext 101
Fax:707-784-2428
Hours: 7 am to 4:30 pm 
ERuvalcaba@SolanoCounty.com  
    
Juvenile Detention Facility Mental Health
Phone:
707-784-6570 ext. 139
Fax:707-784-2465
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
  Juvenile Detention Facility Nurse
Phone:
707-784-6570 ext. 133
Fax:707-784-2465
Hours: 7 am to 11 pm      

 
 

 

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