James G. Bowles Youth Detention Center is located at 1831 Ridge Road in Bakersfield. In addition to its detention function, facility administration is responsible for two commitment programs: Pathways Academy and Furlough Treatment and Rehabilitation Program, which are located on site.
The Kern Crossroads Facility is a secure residential institution with an operational capacity of 120 beds. It was created to provide a local facility option for youth male offenders, ages 14-18, in lieu of a Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) commitment.
Camp Ewin Owen (CEO) is a 65 bed forestry camp for youth aged 14-18, located in Kernville, CA. CEO opened in 1938 as an honor and work camp, and we hold true to that tradition today, as staff and allied agencies provide services which promote discipline, a strong work ethic and individual responsibility. Youth take advantage of essential elements of evidence-based treatment and counseling, participate in vocational assignments and improve academically. CEO partners with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS), Kern Medical Correctional Medicine, College Community Services (CCS), as well as community organizations to meet the individual needs of every youth in the program. CEO is a prosocial, incentive-based, and trauma-focused program centered on developing relationships of mutual respect and trust while rewarding youth for displaying positive behavior and reaching program and personal goals.