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Visit your child in Juvenile Hall

Get details on the visiting hours and rules.

Planning your visit

When you can visit

During the first 24 hours your child is in Juvenile hall, you can visit any time.

After that, you can only visit during normal visiting hours.

Visiting hours

  • Wednesday 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If you want to visit during visiting hours, you need to schedule your visit at least 24 hours in advance. If you show up without a scheduled visit, you won't be allowed in.

To schedule your visit, call 415- 473-3293.

Only parents and guardians can visit a child in Juvenile Hall. You can’t bring anyone else with you, including children. No one is allowed to wait in the lobby.

What you can bring

You must have your photo I.D. with you.

If your child needs them, you can bring:

  • Tennis shoes
  • Stamps (so they can send letters)

What you can't bring

  • Personal belongings
    • Leave your wallet, purse, and phone in the car or at home
  • Gifts or supplies for your child
    • Books, letters, postcards, and other items are not allowed
  • Contraband (bringing these things is against the law)
    • Mobile
    • Phones
    • Food
    • Pocket knives
    • Weapons (like firearms or explosives)

If you bring in contraband, you could:

  • Lose the right to visit your child
  • Get arrested

During your visit

When you arrive:

  • We'll check your ID and make a copy 
  • Ask you to fill out a form

Remember, you can't bring anyone else with you. No one is allowed to wait in the lobby during your visit.

Then we will bring you into a room where you can visit your child.

When you're visiting, listen to the rules that staff tells you about. If you don't follow the rules, we will ask you to leave.

When you leave

You can take your child’s personal belongings (like their phone, wallet or purse, and their clothing).

You’re not allowed to take anything else.


We want to help.

Questions about how our child is doing in Juvenile Hall?

call Juvenile Hall at 415-473-6705

Questions about your child's case or how long they will stay in Juvenile Hall?

Call the Juvenile Division of the Probation Department 415-473-6659


Page updated March 25, 2024