What ages does the Juvenile Detention Center serve?
10 to 21 year olds are served in this facility.
What is the average stay for a juvenile detainee?
Does the Juvenile Detention Center offer programs for at-risk or troubled kids?
The Center provides a one on one tour of the facility showing the negatives of being in detention.
What is the visitation schedule?
- Saturday 9-11 am and 1-3 pm or Sunday 9-11am or 12pm - 2pm
- Legal guardians only
- Must bring photo ID and proof of legal guardianship if not listed as legal guardian
What can I bring to my child?
- A new deck of cards (must be paper and still in packaging)
- Unlimited postal stamps
Can my child call me?
- Individuals can only make collect calls. Calling cards are not allowed. If only have a mobile phone, you need to contact your service carrier (AT&T, Verizon, etc.) to arrange to accept collect calls.
- Juvenile Detention Center cannot restrict calls without a court order.
Can I send my child a care package?
No, the Juvenile Detention Center provides everything the child needs.
What if my child needs medication?
A legal guardian must notify the Adult Detention Center regarding any medication(s)
How do I get a FINS Petition (Family in Need of Service)?
If you are interested in a FINS Petition, contact Carrie Williams of the Juvenile Probation Office by calling 479.783.0289.
How do I schedule a FOG (Fear of God) Tour?
FOG tours are available upon request. Parents must sign a waiver and they do not accompany the child during the tour. FOG tours last approximately 1 hour. If you would like to schedule a tour, contact us by calling 479.783.3532.
How often are the individuals checked on?
Every individual is checked on every 15 minutes 24 hours a day. Suicide individuals are checked on every 5 minutes.
Do the children attend school while incarcerated?
Yes, inmates are required to attend school while incarcerated. School teachers are all accredited public school teachers.
How does Juvenile Detention Center handle mail?
- Income mail is screened and delivered. If mail contains inappropriate content, the mail will be placed with the inmates property and distributed upon release.
- Mail cannot be interrupted without a court order.