The Juvenile Detention Center provides detention services and behavioral programming for troubled youth from ages ten through seventeen. We operate 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 34 (29 detention officers and administrative positions, and 5 support staff).

In addition to our work with Adams County youth,  the Juvenile Detention Center also provides detention services to 11 surrounding counties in Illinois and Missouri.

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 based on their ability to meet our program's behavioral expectations and achieve their personal behavioral goal during the previous week.

Phone call and visiting privileges are granted as follows:

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

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.

Please follow this link for more information about the Juvenile Detention Center.