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Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
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The Criminal Justice Center was dedicated as the Criminal Courts Building in 1972.
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General information
Location 210 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, California, United States
Construction started 1970
Completed 1972
Opening October 26, 1972
Cost $33.7 million
Technical details
Floor count 20
Floor area 850,000 square feet (79,000 m2)
Lifts/elevators 12
Design and construction
Architect Adrian Wilson Associates
Structural engineer Adrian Wilson

The Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center (formerly known as the Criminal Courts Building) is the county criminal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States. It is located at 210 West Temple Street, between Broadway and Spring Street.

Originally known as the Criminal Courts Building, in 2002 it was renamed the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, after Clara S. Foltz, the first female lawyer on the west coast of the United States (and also the first person to propose the creation of a public defender's office).

The building houses the main offices of the Los Angeles County Public Defender.

Security Measures

High profile trials are held on the Ninth Floor of the building, with a secondary screening area in addition to the main screening at the ground floor level. Furthermore, the Eighth and Tenth floors are inaccessible from the public elevators and stairwells.

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