Ventura School for Girls

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Ventura School for Girls
Opened 1913
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Ventura, CA
Alternate Names
  • California School for Girls


The Ventura School for Girls was established as a correctional facility in 1913, housing girls formerly incarcerated at the Whittier State Reformatory, and in 1962 was moved to Camarillo State Hospital as part of the California Youth Authority. In 1970 a change in the law meant fewer female commitments, so the Ventura School for Girls became co-educational. The location is in northwestern Ventura, later the site of Vista Del Mar Hospital.