Tag: Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility
I’ve been to this facility 13 times… this time I’ve been here for five days. For disturbing the peace, and providing false information to an officer. Yeah… I read a lot in here. Right now I’m reading a book by Jodi Picoult, and Harry Potter, and the last book in the Twilight series.
- L, age 17, Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility – cell in girls post-adjudication commitment pod, for girls that have been sentenced.
I’ve been here for… seven months, for Grand Theft Auto.
- M, left, age 17
This time? I’ve been in for six days. For drinking. But I’ve been here six or seven times before.
- A, right, age 15
The above images are from the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility, a big compound off the 101 freeway. For the rest of this month, we are going to focus on juvenile facilities close to home for us, Ventura. For some a summer getaway destination… For others, a place for incarceration.
The Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility was built on a 45 acre parcel in 2003 for $65 million. It has a maximum capacity of 420 juveniles– 240 in detention and 180 in commitment. Since 2002, the Probation Agency has been involved in Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.