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July 22 – Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility Closure – Special Session

July 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility

The Juvenile Justice Commission of Contra Costa County is holding a special session dedicated to the proposed closure of the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility. The Probation Department is proposing to relocate the youth and programming to the John A. Davis Juvenile Hall facility. The Event will be held via Zoom on July 22, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


The Commission will hear from key county stakeholders, including:

  • Chief of Probation, Esa Ehmen-Krause
  • Chief Assistant Administrator, Eric Angstadt
  • District Attorney, Diana Becton
  • Chair of the Board of Supervisors, Candace Andersen
  • Public Defender, Supervising Attorney for the Juvenile Unit, Jonathan Laba

The Commission will report to the public the results of its independent investigation, including:

  • Youth interviews about the proposed relocation
  • Staff interviews about the proposed relocation
  • Tours of the Tamalpais Unit at John A. Davis, the area where the Probation Department is currently planning on relocating the youth.

The Commission will then hear public comment.

The agenda can be found here.


After public comment, the Commission plans to deliberate. After deliberations, The Commission will vote on a policy statement to be issued to the Board of Supervisors. Following the vote, the Commission will draft a written statement and report to be distributed to the Public and the Board of Supervisors. The statement and report will be posted to this website on the home page.

The Board of Supervisors is meeting on August 4th and August 5th to vote on proposed budgets for 2020-2021.


The recording of this meeting can be found here:

Zoom Details

When: Jul 22, 2020 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Juvenile Justice Commission – Orin Allen Ranch Closure Special Session

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Password: 030061

US Phone Numbers:

  • 669 900 6833
  • 253 215 8782
  • 346 248 7799
  • 929 205 6099
  • 301 715 8592
  • 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 815 1538 6882
Password: 030061
International numbers available:


Q: Will the event be recorded?

A: Yes. The recording will be posted publicly after the event.


Q: Will I be able to ask questions?

A: Zoom offers a Q&A feature. You will be able to use Zoom’s features to submit questions. As questions are submitted, you will be able to upvote and comment on them. The Commission and County agency participants cannot promise to answer every question; however, we will do their best to answer as many questions as they can.

If you would like to ask a question, please consider reading more about Zoom’s Q&A feature which will allow you to submit your questions in the Webinar.

Q: Will I be able to make a comment?

A: Yes. An agenda item for public comment will be on the agenda. Our current plan is to lay out the information for the public first. Public comment will be solicited towards the end of the meeting.

If you would like to speak please consider reading more about Zoom’s “Raise Your Hand” feature. This will allow the Commission to see that you would like to speak. The Commission will unmute you when it is your turn.


Q: What is the Juvenile Justice Commission?

A: The Juvenile Justice Commission is an independent Commission under the Courts. The Commission has two key responsibilities:

  • to inspect all facilities in the county that house youth by order of the Superior Court in Contra Costa County, and,
  • to “inquire into the administration of the juvenile court law.”

The Commission interprets this mandate broadly. We serve as a public conscience in order to ensure youth who are involved with the “juvenile court law” are treated fairly and are provided the best possible opportunities. The Commission considers itself an advocate for these youth.

The Commissioners are all part-time volunteers.


July 22, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Event Category:


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