Bay County MI Juvenile Home

County Juvenile

Last Updated: June 28, 2019
520 West Hampton, Essexville, MI 48732

Bay County MI Juvenile Home is for County Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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Bay County MI Juvenile Home basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 989-892-4519

The Bay County MI Juvenile Home is a medium to low-security detention center located at 520 West Hampton Essexville, MI that is operated locally by the Juvenile Justice Department and holds youths awaiting the determination of punishment for the crimes which they are accused. Most of the adolescents are here for less than two years.

The Bay County Juvenile Home (BCJH) is operated under the Office of the Bay County Executive. The facility is licensed by the State of Michigan as a Child Caring Institution. The BCJH is a 29 bed co-ed, secure facility for youth between the ages of 10-17. The function of juvenile detention is to provide temporary care for youth requiring secure custody pending court and disposition or pending transfer to another jurisdiction or agency. Youth are admitted only by court order; voluntary placements can not be accepted.

The BCJH was established to provide temporary care and services in secure and safe custody to juveniles ages 10-17 who are charged of a crime, adjudicated, pending court action or awaiting transfer to another facility and who cannot be served in an open setting. The Bay County Juvenile Home is committed to treating youth in a least restrictive manner which respects the individual while providing a safe and secure environment for all residents and staff. Basic purposes of the facility are to:

  • Provide a safe and secure environment for residents and staff.

  • Provide for resident's basic needs, such as shelter, food, clothing and access to emergency medical and dental care.

  • Prevent the violation of resident's legal rights during detainment at the Bay County Juvenile Home.

  • Provide for the physical, emotional, religious, educational and social needs during detainment.

  • House the youth in a safe and humane environment, maintaining the level of security necessary to prevent escape and assures that the youth lives free of fear assault or intimidation.

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Juvenile facilities overseen by Bay County do not publish the names of the offenders housed in their facility. As such, there is no public forum for this information.

Visitation Information

Visitation for residents is limited to approved parents/guardians, legal step-parents and grandparents on the following days and times: Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm Sundays 3:00pm to 4:30pm Visiting is first come first serve. If necessary the times will be split to accommodate all visitors.

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