Juvenile Justice Center: Juvenile Hall & Secure Youth Treatment Facility

Learn about the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center, Juvenile Hall, and the Secure Youth Treatment Facility.

The Juvenile Justice Center is a locked 150-bed residential facility that houses both San Francisco's Juvenile Hall and Secure Youth Treatment Facility (SYTF). This facility is located at 375 Woodside Avenue in San Francisco. 

Young people who have been arrested for juvenile delinquent conduct or ordered detained by the court may be held securely in Juvenile Hall. 

The Secure Youth Treatment Facility is a long-term commitment facility for young people who previously would have been committed to California's Youth Prison System - the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) - prior to its closure.

All aspects of Juvenile Justice Center operations and services comply with federal and state mandates, including Titles 15 and 24 of the California Code of Regulations. The Juvenile Justice Center 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 the Juvenile Justice Center 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 the Juvenile Justice Center 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 the Juvenile Justice Center

Policy & Procedures Manual

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

Last updated January 31, 2024