Juvenile Hall



Contact Our Department

Robert Roadifer, Superintendent
1415B Chestnut Street
Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: 530-251-8324
Fax: 530-251-1891


The Mission of a Juvenile Corrections Officer

As a juvenile corrections officer, my primary responsibility is to the custody, supervision, treatment, and rehabilitation of persons accused of or adjudged responsible for criminal or delinquent conduct.

The Role & Function of a Juvenile Corrections Officer

The role and function of the juvenile corrections officer is to ensure that those persons entrusted to his/her care are provided with a decent and humane environment, protected from those who would harm them, and prevented from harming themselves or others. To provide services and/or behavior controls that would aid in the rehabilitation of the juvenile’s behavior whereby they may be permitted to return to the community.

Lassen County's Juvenile Detention Facility (JDF) was established by Superior Court Judge Stephen Bradbury and the County of Lassen. The facility is managed and under the control of Superior Court Judge Michele Verderosa, Chief Probation Officer Letha Martin, and Superintendent Robert D. Roadifer for the care of youth ordered detained by the Court.

If you need to contact our department (Lassen County Juvenile Detention Facility), please call (530) 251-8324. If you have any questions about the detention statuses of your youth, please contact Lassen County Probation Department at (530) 251-8212.


Visits are by appointment only: Please call (530) 251-8324

Visitation Schedule:

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Visiting Rules

Any person who, without permission of the Superintendent, communicates with any detained youth, or brings or takes any letter, writing, literature, or reading material to or from the Lassen County Juvenile Detention Facility is guilty of a misdemeanor. (4570 PC)

  • Family members and youths are to talk in a normal voice – whispering is not allowed.
  • Hands are to remain visible at all times.
  • Nothing may be exchanged between the youth and their family.
  • Profanity in any form is not acceptable.
  • Family members or youths that fail to follow staff directions or the rules will be removed from visiting and a report will be submitted to the Superintendent. The youth and family will not be allowed any visiting privileges until the incident has been investigated.
  • Visitors smelling of alcohol, appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances will not be allowed to visit with detained youths and a call will be made to law enforcement.
  • Only parents, grandparents or guardians are allowed to visit the youth.
  • No item’s or personal belongings except car keys will be allowed into visiting (example: purses, phones, drinks, etc.)
  • All visitors will treat Juvenile Hall Staff with respect and common courtesy. Any kind of misconduct, the visit will be discontinued and visitor will be removed from the facility.
  • Due to the safety and security of the facility, visitation may be cancelled at any time.


Nothing may be given or provided to any youth in custody without first being examined and approved of by Juvenile Hall Staff. Items which are specifically forbidden include: money, food, drinks, chewing gun, medicines, matches, lighters, tobacco in any form. Any violation can result in immediate cancellation of the visit and removal of visitors from the hall.


Counselors are authorized to use force, including pepper spray, for purposes of defense and control whenever necessary.

Official Visits: These visits are those made by a youth's attorney, the judge, law enforcement, and other legally constituted officials in the pursuit of their official duties. These visits may occur at any time during the waking hours. Official visits during sleeping hours should only occur in serious emergency situations and with the review and approval of the Superintendent.

Clergy visits: Clergy visits will be scheduled only during normal visiting hours or free time. Exceptions may be made for serious life events only upon review and approval of the Superintendent.

Special Visits: All Special Visits are approved by Probation and the Superintendent. It takes both parties working together before a Special Visit is approved. When you are leaving this facility for a placement, we will arrange a visit with your family/guardian before you go. The Superintendent and Probation will work together to approve what family members may attend the special visit. There are also other reasons for Special Visits.

Incoming and Outgoing Mail

Mailing address: 107 South Roop Street
Susanville, CA 96130

Telephone Calls

After the initial Booking telephone call, your child/ward is allowed a minimum of two (2) calls per week. Please contact Securus Technologies at 1-800-844-6591 or online at www.securustech.net
The phones are subject to monitoring and recording at anytime and anything said can be used against you in court.

Youth can call and talk to their parents and siblings that live at home with parents. Youth can call and talk to their grandparents. If their parents have had their parental rights removed from them by the court the youth can talk to their legal guardian. Youth are not allowed to call friends, partners, boyfriends, or girlfriends. Youth are not allowed to talk to friends, partners, boyfriends, or girlfriends even if they are at their parent’s home or live at their parent’s home at the time the youth call. Youth cannot call other relatives unless probation has authorized the contact.


Programs and services are provided by:

Lassen County Alcohol and Drug Program: Behavioral Health

Lassen Family Services: Anger management, Life Skills, Parenting Skills

Lassen County Mental Health: Behavioral Health

Religious Services: Community Volunteer

Public Health

Art Appreciation: Community Volunteer

Lassen Career Network: Resume Writing & Feeling out Application, Job Interview Training

Lassen County Juvenile Hall – Trained staff members may provide topics depending upon qualifications such as:

  • Gardening Program: Facility Staff and Pastor
  • Life Skills: Facility Staff and Lassen Family Services
  • Group Communications: Facility Staff
  • Journal Program: Facility Staff
  • Victim Awareness: Facility Staff
  • Nutrition: Facility Staff
  • Music Appreciation: Facility Staff

The Lassen County Juvenile Detention Facility follows the guidelines set up in the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA). For information about PREA please contact this facility or the PREA Resource Center at http://www.prearesourcecenter.org.

On Probation? Off Parole? Off Any Other Community Supervision?

You have the right to vote.

There is a lot of confusion in California about the impact of a criminal conviction on voting rights. We have created this website to set the record straight. In California, some criminal convictions have no impact on your voting rights at all. Other kinds of convictions may temporarily take away your right to vote. The only time you are not eligible to vote is when you have: 1) a felony conviction and you are still in state prison or serving your sentence in county jail under Realignment; or 2) when you are on parole, on post-release community supervision, or on mandatory supervision. If you are on probation or if you have completed your parole, post-release community supervision, or mandatory supervision you CAN vote!

For more information about your right to vote go on line at:

Selective Service

If you are a man ages 18 through 25 and living in the U.S., then you must register with Selective Service. It’s the law. According to law, a man must register with Selective Service within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Selective Service will accept late registrations but not after a man has reached age 26. You may be denied benefits or a job if you have not registered. You can register at any U.S. Post Office and do not need a social security number. When you do obtain a social security number, let Selective Service know. Provide a copy of your new social security number card; being sure to include your complete name, date of birth, Selective Service registration number, and current mailing address; and mail to the Selective Service System, P.O. Box 94636, Palatine, IL 60094-4636.

For more information about the Selective Service go on line at: