Juvenile Detention Facility (JDF)
TEHAMA COUNTY PROBATION
INTERIM CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER
1840 WALNUT STREET RED BLUFF, CA 96080
PO BOX 99, RED BLUFF, CA 96080
FAX (530) 527-1579
OFFICE HOURS – 8 A.M. THROUGH 5 P.M.
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Juvenile Detention Facility (JDF): The Tehama County Probation Department is responsible
for the operation and management of the County’s JDF. The JDF provides a safe and
secure environment for the youth housed in our facility. Youth housed in the JDF are
provided educational services through the Tehama Co Dept of Education; medical, mental
health and substance abuse services through the Tehama Co Health Services Agency;
recreational, and vocational training by probation staff on site. Due to changes in law and
the recent passage of Senate Bill 823 (SB 823), which initiated the closure of the California
Department of Rehabilitation Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), the JDF is now tasked with
housing youth. The JDF can house up to 50 youth and is currently contracted to house
youth from Siskiyou, Plumas, Lassen, Glenn, Lake and Tehama Counties.
Tehama Oaks Court School: Tehama County Department of Education operates the
Tehama Oaks Court School. The school consists of a school office and two classrooms
in separate pods. The courses offered include English Language Arts, Mathematics,
Science, Social Studies, History, and Art. Students also have access to apply for
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and college registration.
Step-Up: Youth who are high school graduates will have access to the Shasta
Technical Education Program-United Partnership (aka: STEP-UP) which is a
partnership program through Shasta College. The STEP-UP program combines support
with accountability and community to assist students in making the transition to
becoming successful, contributing members of society. Among the academic programs
that STEP-UP supports: Adult Education, Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Business
Administration, Culinary Arts, Equipment Operations and Maintenance, Industrial
Technology, Office Administration, Welding Technology and more. STEP-UP also
provides assistance for employment skills development and job searches.
ARMOR Program: Changing ARMOR program is an in-custody 180/120 day program
for youth between the ages of 16-20, utilizing a five phase, points-based program that
focuses on (A)ttitude, (R)esponsibility, (M)otivation, (O)utlook, and (R)espect. The
primary objectives of the program are community protection and redirection of
delinquent behaviors. Changing ARMOR is a behavior modification program supported
by evidence-based programming designed to match a youth’s strengths and needs in
order to assist them in taking responsibility for their actions and develop new life and
coping skills. In order to participate in the program all youth must first be deemed a
suitable candidate by their probation officer and court ordered by their County Judge to
the 180 day maximum confinement.
Makerspace: In 2016 the JDF added a Makerspace where youth housed at the JDF
have an opportunity to have a creative outlet. Makerspace allows youth to learn by
doing with a variety of hands-on projects including 3D printing, videography, music
production and other creative opportunities.
JDF Garden: The JDF garden sits on ¾ of an acre and is directly connected to the JDF
allowing youth an opportunity to grow and harvest fruits and vegetables used in the JDF
and for the Senior Nutrition Program.
Wood Shop: Due to DRC’s wood shop success and the passage of SB 823, the JDF
has added a wood shop vocational training program. This program will allow youth
housed at the JDF to participate in and learn general building and carpentry skills which
they can transition to real world applications.
Senior Nutrition Program: The Senior Nutrition Program is a cooperative program
between the Probation Department and the Community Action Agency. Meals are
cooked by staff at the JDF and delivered by Senior Nutrition Transporters feeding
balanced, nutritious meals to approximately 90 seniors per day throughout Tehama
Deputy Chief Probation Officer
Juvenile Detention Facility