The Juvenile Detention Center provides detention services and behavioral programming for troubled youth from ages ten through seventeen. This is a secure custody facility with a maximum rated capacity of 30.

Only minors who have allegedly committed a delinquent offense may be detained. Detention must be authorized by a Probation Officer who considers the nature of the offense, the background of the minor and family, and other placement alternatives. To be detained, a juvenile must be: a danger to the community or themselves; likely to flee the jurisdiction of the court; or have been taken into custody under a warrant.

While in secure detention, juveniles participate in on site education, physical exercise, group discussions and a behavior program. Community social service resources are utilized in addition to the Juvenile Detention Center staff providing direction for the youth and his/her family.

The Juvenile Detention Center has a staff of 30 (22 detention officer and administrative positions, 3 support staff and 5 part-time para-professionals).

Out-of-county juveniles may be placed at the Juvenile Detention Center when space allows.

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The detention center residents earn privileges by advancing within the behavioral level system. Residents are eligible to have their behavioral level raised or lowered every Saturday morning.

Phone calls with residents may last up to 15 minutes; visits with residents may last up to 30 minutes for Adams county visitors or 60 minutes for out-of-county visitors. Residents on Level 2 or 3 may purchase additional phone calls and visits in addition to the ones they are automatically granted.

Only authorized parents, grandparents, foster parents, step-parents, or legal guardians may participate in phone calls and visits. Any abuse of privileges by parents or residents may result in suspension of said privileges.

Phone call and visiting privileges are granted as follows:

  Phone Calls  Visits 
Level 1  Tuesday & Thursday
5:15p – 6:45p
1 per week
Friday - 5:30p-7:00p
Saturday/Sunday - 12:30p-2:00p, 5:30p-7:00p
Level 2  Monday/Wednesday/
5:15p – 6:45p
2 per week
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 5:30p-7:00p
Saturday/Sunday - 12:30p-2:00p, 5:30p-7:00p
Level 3  Monday through Friday
5:15p – 6:45p
3 per week
Monday through Friday - 5:30p-7:00p
Monday through Friday - 5:30p-7:00p
Saturday/Sunday - 12:30p-2:00p, 5:30p-7:00p


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