The Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility was established by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, under the direction of the County Probation Officer, as a treatment center for adolescent delinquent youngsters. The first unit of The Ranch, which had a capacity of 21 wards, opened in March 1960.
The newest dormitory was added in 1999 bringing the total capacity to 100 residents. Residents are limited to male youth who have been committed by the Juvenile Court. This program serves to improve treatment at the local level rather than at the state level.
Visting Hours and Guidelines
In order to maintain parental ties, parent visitating is encouraged. Visitation is limited to parents or legal guardians only. Sharing visits with other wards and families is not allowed.
Sunday: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Visitors must present proper identification, such as a valid California Driver's License or ID to staff upon arrival.
Minors are not allowed to receive cigarettes, tobacco or other contraband items.
Food and drink are allowed, however, all food items must be consumed or returned home. Minors are not allowed to have food in their lockers or on their person.