Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a place of secure confinement that protects the community from juvenile delinquency, while providing the juvenile with a safe environment where staff will provide supervision and discipline in a firm, fair, and consistent manner in accordance with the highest professional standards with the goal of providing leadership for change of unacceptable behavior. A program of helpful services that includes:
  • Counseling mental health
  • Education
  • Medical
  • Nutrition shall be made available to be used for the maximum benefit of the youth
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Visitation
Telephone Policy
Phone Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7-9 p.m.
  • Residents are allowed 1 - 10 minute outgoing or incoming phone call (per telephone authorization days) to immediate family (father, mother, grandparent or legal guardian), caseworker decides who is allowed contact with the juvenile.
  • Staff will dial all calls.
  • All long distance calls will be made collect or with the residents calling card. If parties will not accept collect calls, staff should call the party and have them make a return call to the resident.
  • Staff will allow residents to make telephone contact at reasonable intervals with caseworkers or juvenile officers.
  • Residents may receive calls from their attorney, caseworker or juvenile officer at any time during regular business hours.
  • Efforts toward reasonable privacy will be made during phone calls to attorneys, ministers and professional counselors.
Visitation Times: Monday through Friday (5-9 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.), visits have to be verbally authorized by the Detention Supervisor (Monday through Friday / 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
  • Only parents of legal custodians, attorneys, clergy and others on official court business may visit youth in detention. Attorneys indicating they are representing the resident shall fax in advance or otherwise produce a copy of their entry of appearance to the Detention Supervisor to be placed in the juvenile’s detention file. Visitation by anyone else must have prior approval by the resident’s assigned Deputy Juvenile Officer and the Superintendent. All visitors must present a photograph ID on request. A copy may be made and placed in the resident’s file for future reference.
  • Visits by parents and legal custodians shall be non-contact in nature unless otherwise approved by a facility administrator. Visits are to be restricted to the resident and 2 authorized persons per visit, unless approved by the Superintendent.
  • The Michael W. Prenger Family Center is a “smoke free facility” and thus smoking within the center is prohibited.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted during the visiting period.
  • Be considerate of others by not speaking too loudly.
  • Visiting periods are strictly enforced: Please arrive on time and leave promptly when the allotted time expires.
  • All visitors are subject to a security scan via a hand scanner if necessary. Visitors are not to bring any items into the building, except their ID.
  • Prescribed medications and medications for residents must be given to the Detention Staff on duty who will secure them in the designated medical storage.
  • Visitors may not give any items to detained youth. Items found in a resident’s possession not issued by detention staff will be considered contraband and the resident will be disciplined accordingly. If the juvenile refused to visit with their parent/custodian, the parent/custodian may visit the resident only through authorization by the juvenile judge or the Chief Juvenile Officer.
  • Should a visitor become angry, loud, abusive, or aggressive, the visit will be terminated and the visitor will be asked to leave. Any visitor appearing for a visitation in an apparent intoxicated stated or having an odor of intoxicating beverages about their person will not be allowed to remain in the Center. Failure to leave on the direction of any facility administrator or Detention Supervisor shall result in the Police being summoned and the person(s) being escorted from the facility.
  • Parents and other visitors who are granted visitation are to arrange for the supervision of younger children during visiting periods, as they shall not be left unattended in the lobby/reception areas.
  • Visitors are to remain in the designated visitation area until escorted from the detention area by staff.
  • "Courtesy Detention” residents whose parent/custodian resides more than 60 miles away may combine 2 visits for a 1 hour visitation thus allowing the resident 2 - 1 hour visits per week.
Questions regarding this procedure or requests for special circumstances are to be directed to the Detention Supervisor or Superintendent.