Law & Justice Center

Tuolumne County Law and Justice Center



In November 2009 Tuolumne County purchased 47.68 acres located off Old Wards Ferry Road behind Wal-Mart. Today this property is referred to as the Tuolumne County Law and Justice Center.

Future development of the Law and Justice Center site includes; the Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility, Tuolumne County Superior Court and Tuolumne County Jail. Sheriff Administration. The site will include both Public and Private office facilities that will centrally locate Law & Justice services, these include; Sheriff Administration, Probation, District Attorney, Public Defender, Law Offices, and support services. The site will house a Transit Transfer Station facility.

Sheriff J.H. "Jack" Dambacher Detention Center - Estimated Construction Project dates:

Construction Live Feed - Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

       12915 Justice Center Drive, Sonora, CA 95370
  • Construction start date - March 1, 2018
  • Anticipated completion date - August 2020

Mother Lode Regional Juvenile Detention Facility 

       12784 Justice Center Drive, Sonora, CA 95370
  • Construction Completed, April 2017

Transit Transfer Station/Justice Center Drive Road Extension 

       12879 Justice Center Drive, Sonora, CA 95370
  • TCTA & County of Tuolumne Partnership
  • Construction Completed, August 2016

Sheriff Administrative Building

  • To be determined/based on funding                                           

Public and Private Office Facilities

  • To be determined/based on funding 
Tuolumne County Superior Court - State Project/based on State Funding
       12855 Justice Center Drive, Sonora, CA 95370
  • Plans and Specifications Finalized - Fall 2018 
  • Construction Commences- Winter 2018 
  • Estimated Construction Completed - Spring 2020