Delaware County IN Juvenile Detention Center

County Juvenile

Last Updated: April 05, 2020
3700 W Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN 47304

Delaware Co Juvenile Detention is for County Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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The Delaware County IN Juvenile Detention Center is a medium to low-security detention center located at 3700 W Kilgore Ave Muncie, IN that is operated locally by the Juvenile Justice Department and holds youths awaiting the determination of punishment for the crimes of which they are accused. Most of the adolescents are here for less than two years.

The juvenile justice system differs from the adult system, focusing on rehabilitation and recognizing the developmental differences in juveniles. It aims to protect both the child and the public and helps juveniles become productive adults.

Juveniles are detained if they pose a threat, may miss court, or violate court orders. Parental involvement is crucial for effective supervision and rehabilitation.

Key differences in terminology include "taken into custody" instead of "arrest" and "supervision" instead of "probation." Referrals usually come from law enforcement, and an intake social worker decides the juvenile's placement. An inquiry can lead to dismissal, corrective action, or court involvement.

The process includes a plea hearing, possible evaluations, a pre-trial conference, a fact-finding hearing, and a dispositional hearing to determine the case's outcome. Parents may need to cover associated costs.

he Juvenile Detention Center is licensed by the Department of Corrections, accredited through the Council on Accreditation (COA), and utilizes Performance-based Standards (PbS) to ensure the highest quality practices and most effective research-based services are offered to all youth placed within the facility. Juveniles may be placed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, as authorized by Juvenile Probation or the juvenile courts.

Moderate-High Risk; Secure Correctional Facility; Males and Females (Ages 12-18)

The Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center is managed and operated by the Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. The Detention Center serves youth have committed delinquent acts and are placed under the jurisdiction of juvenile probation department and courts. The Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center is a co-ed facility, however, populations do not integrate within the daily schedule. The Detention Center combines a rigid daily schedule that sets high behavior expectations for each delinquent youth. This structured program incorporates clear daily expectations in a positive, respectful approach by the professionally trained staff.

The Juvenile Detention Center provides a safe, secure environment where juveniles are provided a variety of services including:

  • Pre-adjudication placements
  • Post-adjudication placements with individual and family counseling
  • Highly structured programming and behavior modification
  • Access to medical personnel and mental health professionals
  • Spiritual services
  • Indiana State licensed teacher
  • High school equivalency (HSE) preparatory materials
  • Psychiatric consultation as needed
  • Secure transportation services are also available

Inmate Locator

Juvenile facilities overseen by Delaware 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 at the county or regional juvenile facility is restricted to immediate family members only, including mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. The visitation guidelines are stringent, and it is advisable to contact the facility staff to ascertain specific limitations. For information on visitation schedules, visiting room regulations, and other relevant details about your visit, please contact 765-289-5437. The facility staff will provide comprehensive guidance to ensure a smooth and compliant visitation experience.

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