All youth admitted in the Center are between 10-17 years of age. The Center provides an incentive program that helps the incarcerated youth to cope with life skills. The Center also provides psychological counseling and has a full-time school with certified teaching staff. There is a fully staffed kitchen with a certified School Lunch Program Manager who provides three hot meals daily, as well as scheduled snacks.
The eighty-four beds, 52,058 square feet Juvenile Detention facility, consist of several components: Administrative, Booking, Central Control Center, and four Pod areas (A, B, C, D) which includes twenty-two expansion units, recreation area, dining area, Educational Complex, non-contact visitation area, as well as a professional support service staff. The Center is designed to house short-term sentencing for both male and female juveniles that have been accused of a misdemeanor or felony crime. Status offenders are awaiting a hearing, placement to another youth facility, or some other prescribed recommendation of the Youth Court Counselor or the Judge.
Intercom communications and surveillance system is located within each single cell and is linked from the Pod=s housing unit to the Pod=s Central Control board. The electronic security system, with two computers and four monitors located in the Center=s Central Control Room, is capable of viewing up two twenty-three cameras throughout the Center, including the Court Room and Administration area. The system uses cco-type color cameras through twenty-three position switches that allow viewing of any camera or any monitor at any time.
The schedule for the Detention Area is as follows:
|0500||Wake-up call; youth cleans up room|
|0540||Shower and dress of the day|
|0815||Morning School classes begin|
|1330||Afternoon School classes|
|1513||Incarcerated youth are returned to Pod Area|
|1615||Evening meal is served|
|Monday||1500 - 1600||Law Class|
|Tuesday||1730 - 1930||Life Skills Class (Networker)|
|Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday||1800 - 1930||Non-Contact Visitation|
|Thursday||1800 - 2000||Houma/Aroma Therapy|
|Monday/Wednesday/Friday||Youth are allowed to make supervised 3-minute phone calls|