Juvenile Hall is a short-term youth detention facility for the City and County of San Francisco. The facility has the capacity to provide residential services for 132 youth, in a secure setting, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Youth at the facility fall into three categories:
- Youth in custody awaiting investigative action immediately after admission.
- Youth in custody per court order pending further court hearings.
- Youth in custody awaiting placement as per a court ordered disposition.
While youth are in custody, they receive educational, medical and mental health services. Additionally, they receive training in socialization skills and general counseling from staff.