James G. Bowles Juvenile Hall is located at the Ridge Road complex in Bakersfield. In addition to its detention function, Juvenile Hall’s administration is responsible for two commitment programs: Pathways Academy and Furlough Treatment and Rehabilitation Program, which are located at the Juvenile Treatment Center, adjacent to Juvenile Hall. Pathways Academy is an eight-month commitment program for female offenders. Furlough Treatment and Rehabilitation Program is an Aftercare Program of up to 30 days.
The Larry J. Rhoades Kern Crossroads Facility is located at 17824 Quality Road in Bakersfield. The program began operations at this location on September 23, 2004. It is a one-year juvenile treatment program for male juvenile offenders, with approximately 6 months spent in custody. The remainder of the commitment is spent under the supervision of Deputy Probation Officers in the Aftercare unit.
Camp Erwin Owen is located in Kernville, 52 miles east of Bakersfield. The treatment model for this all male program is designed for a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months in custody. As with the other treatment programs, Aftercare services are provided for those released before the commitment is completed.