Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility is to provide for the safe and supportive detention of youth requiring secure rehabilitative services. It is guided by the belief high risk youth are capable of changing negative patterns of conduct through active participation in evidenced based and best practices programs empirically proven to promote positive change. In furtherance of this mission, youth detained at the Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, to reside in a safe and secure environment, to receive fair and consistent treatment, and to participate in all available programs intended to foster physical, moral, emotional and intellectual growth. Further, the Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility is committed to providing a safe work environment for staff, in addition to abiding by case and statutory law, and meeting all standards set forth within the California Code of Regulations, Title 15, for the care of youth in secure detention.

The Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility is an equal opportunity provider.

Summary of Services

  • Physical Education
  • Religious Program
  • Life and Vocation Skills
  • Truth about Drugs Education
  • Sex and Parenting Education
  • Work Program
  • Gold Ridge Education Center Provides:
  • English/Language Arts and Social Sciences
  • Math, Science, and Health
  • Fine Arts/Foreign Language and Electives
  • Specialized educational services
  • Credit recovery services
  • Emphasis on project based learning
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Donated Library and Book Club
  • Medical Services
  • Dental Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Boy’s Council
  • Girl’s Circle
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Interactive Journaling
  • Seeking Safety (treatment for youth with PTSD and co-occurring substance use disorder)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DTB)


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