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Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center

Southern California Criminal Courts

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center 210 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012  

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Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center Website: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone #s: Click here to see the latest phone numbers Parking: Pay lots are located throughout the downtown area. Two parking lots convenient to the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center are; the lot directly behind the building and, the lot at the Northwest corner of Temple and Spring. Food: Cafeteria located on the 1st Floor. Snack bars are located on the 5th and 13th Floors. Disabilities:

The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (formerly known as the Criminal Courts Building) has two accessible entrances: Temple Street (north) front entrance and the First Street (south) back entrance.

For persons with disabilities, there are ten designated accessible parking spaces in the public parking lot adjacent to the south side of the building. In addition, a limited number of metered parking spaces are available surrounding the building. Access ramps are located from the pedestrian walkway (Broadway Street - southwest of the building), from the south adjacent public parking lot and from the Temple Street (front) entrance to the building. All persons entering the courthouse must pass through a security-screening device.

All floors of the courthouse are accessible by elevator. Public restrooms located on floors 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 will accommodate wheelchair users. Accessible public telephones are located on the first, second and fifth floors, and TTY/TDD is available at the public telephones in the 1st Floor lobby of the building.

Food services are accessible and there is a cafeteria located on the 1st Floor. In addition, snack shops are located on the 5th and 13th floors.

Portable Alternative Listening System (ALS) equipment is available and may be requested from courtroom staff in advance of a scheduled visit.

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The Criminal Court Services Operation provides direct support to the criminal departments in the Central District of the Los Angeles Superior Court, administrative support for various criminal justice committees and organizations, and countywide functions such as bail, exhibits, criminal appeals and special functions. This operation also analyzes pending or new legislation and monitors caseflow management.

Countywide Functions Bail

Bail is posted in criminal cases in the form of bail bonds, cash, equity in real property, bonds of the United States or personal surety. Bail may be forfeited if the defendant fails to appear when scheduled. The Bail Section is responsible for the security of bail bonds, the issuance of Notices of Forfeiture, trustee services for deeds of trust and promissory notes submitted to secure equity in real property in lieu of cash bail, and the preparation of documents to submit to the Court for Summary Judgments.


The Exhibits Section is responsible for the security, storage, and ultimate disposal of exhibits in Criminal and Juvenile cases. Criminal and Juvenile exhibits are disposed of by returning them to the rightful owner, selling any unclaimed valuables, transferring unclaimed cash to the County General Fund or destroying contraband and non-valuable exhibits.


The Appeals Section prepares and transmits the record on appeal in criminal cases to the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court. The unit is also responsible for monitoring appeals while they are pending in the higher court and taking appropriate action when an appeal is finally determined.

Criminal Courts Coordinator

The Criminal Courts Coordinator's Office provides administrative support for the Supervising Judge of the Criminal Division in the area of calendar management. This office is also responsible for the management of all confidential expense claims for investigators in capital cases.

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