FDJJ-Broward Juvenile Detention Center

State Juvenile

Last Updated: April 15, 2024
222 NW 22nd Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

Broward Juvenile Detention is for State Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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The FDJJ-Broward Juvenile Detention Center is within the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice located at 222 NW 22nd Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment. Services for youth include education, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. Medical and mental health are contracted services. Educational services are funded by the Florida Department of Education through local school districts.

A typical day in secure detention would involve hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and court appearance as scheduled. The average length of stay in secure state detention is approximately 60 days.

The Broward Juvenile Detention Center operates as a 95-bed, hardware-secure facility, catering to youth detained by various circuit courts. These youths are held pending adjudication, disposition, or placement in a commitment facility.

In Florida, juvenile detention centers serve as short-term, temporary facilities for youth offenders requiring immediate supervision. Upon being taken into custody, juveniles undergo a detention hearing within 24 hours before a judge, who determines the necessity of continued detention based on specific statutory criteria.

Detention centers prioritize providing a safe and secure environment for detained youth. They offer educational services, including assessments and full-time schooling funded by the Department of Education through local school districts. Additionally, medical, substance abuse, and mental health services are provided, including screenings, crisis intervention, and stabilization.

Youth in secure detention are considered risks to public safety and must remain in physically secure facilities pending court proceedings. However, those charged with minor offenses and deemed low-risk may be released to their parents or guardians.

Structured recreational activities are provided for all youth on a daily basis, and participation in religious services is optional. The primary aim of detention centers is to rehabilitate youth and prepare them for reintegration into the community.

A typical day in secure detention involves routines such as hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and scheduled court appearances. The average length of stay is approximately 10 days.

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

Visitation Information

Visiting Days/Hours:

  • Wed (B1, G1) - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Thu (B2, G3) - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Sat (B1, G1) - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Sun (B2, G3) - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visitation policies at the Brevard Juvenile Detention Center dictate that only parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are approved visitors. Others may visit only if court-ordered or specifically approved by the superintendent or designee. Legal counsel, probation officers, law enforcement personnel, clergy, and other professionals may visit detainees as necessary but must adhere to the same requirements regarding signing-in and contraband. All visitors are required to present a photo ID upon arrival.

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