The San Diego County Probation Department is holding an open house on Saturday, September 20. Children and their parents are invited to a free tour through Juvenile Hall.  Juvenile Hall houses pre-teens, teens, and young adults who have committed offenses from vandalism and theft to drug and alcohol violations to serious violent acts.

Attendees who want to know more about the  juvenile justice system will start by touring a courtroom and then proceed through the court tunnel to the living quarters where youth spend their days and nights. The tour does not include seeing the youth being held at Juvenile Hall, but it will give a glimpse of what life is like for those being held there.  Hopefully, this experience will teach the kids that there are consequences to juvenile delinquency.

Tours start at 9 a.m. and continue through 1 p.m. at the Juvenile Detention Facility, 2801 Meadow Lark Drive in Kearny Mesa.