N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility

Main Phone: (209) 944-6400

Physical Location

7650 South Newcastle Road, Stockton, CA 95215

Mailing Address

  • P.O. Box 213014, Stockton, CA 95215
  • Note: Program facility for males.

The N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility located in Stockton, in San Joaquin County, houses male youths 14 to 25 years of age in living units comprised of individual rooms.

Youth are assigned living units based on their age, gender, and their specialized treatment needs. The population in each living unit is limited and staffing levels ensure that each youth receives effective attention and rehabilitative programming.

The mission of DJJ is to provide opportunities for growth and change by identifying and responding to the unique needs of our youth. We do this through effective treatment, education, and interventions in order to encourage positive lifestyles, reduce recidivism, strengthen families, and protect our communities.

Youth that have not obtained a High School Diploma, passed an equivalency exam that is recognized by the California Department of Education, or completed a legally established program of completion from an accredited school will be enrolled in their facility’s high school. Special education and English Learner services are provided at all locations.

Youth may also access post-secondary education programs while in DJJ. College opportunities are available at all locations.

DJJ provides education and trauma informed treatment to California’s youthful offenders up to the age of 25 who have the most serious criminal backgrounds and most intense treatment needs. Most juvenile offenders today are committed to county facilities in their home communities where they can be closer to their families and local social services that are vital to rehabilitation.

The Integrated Behavior Treatment Model constitutes the framework for DJJ’s programs. It is designed to reduce institutional violence and future criminal behavior by teaching anti-criminal attitudes and providing youth with personal skills to better manage their environments. DJJ staff from every professional discipline work as a team to assess the unique needs of each youth and to develop an individualized treatment program to address them. Through collaboration with the youth, the team administers a case plan that takes advantage of each youth’s personal strengths to maximize treatment in other areas of their life and reduce their risk of re-offending.

DJJ provides academic and vocational education, medical care, and treatment programs that address violent, criminogenic, and sex offender behavior, as well as substance abuse and mental health needs while maintaining a safe and secure environment conducive to learning.

The Integrated Behavior Treatment Model constitutes the framework for DJJ’s programs. It is designed to reduce institutional violence and future criminal behavior by teaching anti-criminal attitudes and providing youth with personal skills to better manage their environments. DJJ staff from every professional discipline work as a team to assess the unique needs of each youth and to develop an individualized treatment program to address them. Through collaboration with the youth, the team administers a case plan that takes advantage of each youth’s personal strengths to maximize treatment in other areas of their life and reduce their risk of re-offending.

Following a suspension since March 2020, visitation resumed at all DJJ facilities effective April 10, 2021. Visitors are required to schedule all visits via email using the same system we are using for video visits.  To ensure ample time for DJJ staff to schedule visits and notify families, the timeframe to request a weekend visit will begin Monday at 8:00 am and close down Tuesday at 5:00 pm. Visitation at Pine Grove is on Sundays only. For more information on scheduling a visit, go to https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/juvenile-justice/

You may continue to be able to video visit with your loved one using Microsoft Teams. Visit this page for more details. (En Espanol) While in-person visitation has been suspended due to COVID-19, writing and phone calls are encouraged.

Linda Bridges is the Superintendent at the Northern California Youth Correctional Center where she leads two youth facilities, N.A.Chaderjian and O.H. Close. Prior to this assignment, Linda was the Assistant Superintendent of N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility (Chad).

Ms. Bridges has over 20 years of service with the Division of Juvenile Justice. She began her career with DJJ in 1998 and held the positions of youth correctional counselor, senior youth correctional counselor, sergeant, parole agent I and III and program administrator. She was appointed Superintendent in 2017.

You may be able to video visit with your loved one using Microsoft Teams. Visit this page for more details. (En Espanol) While in-person visitation has been suspended due to COVID-19, writing and phone calls are encouraged.

For updated information about COVID-19 at the Division of Juvenile Justice, visit the web page https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/juvenile-justice/ .

We encourage everyone to stay safe and visit these sites often for updates.  https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/covid19/ and https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/covid19/covid-19-response-efforts/.