FDJJ-Leon Regional Juvenile Detention Center

State Juvenile

Last Updated: April 15, 2024
2303 Ronellis Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32310

Leon 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-Leon Regional Juvenile Detention Center is within the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice located at 2303 Ronellis Dr, Tallahassee, 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 Leon Regional Juvenile Detention Center operates as a 45-bed, hardware-secure facility dedicated to serving youth detained by the Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Franklin, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla circuit courts. These youths are held pending adjudication, disposition, or placement in a commitment facility.

The facility prioritizes providing a safe, secure, and humane environment for the youth under its supervision. Services offered include education, mental health support, substance abuse counseling, and healthcare. Medical and mental health services are outsourced through contracted providers, while educational services receive funding from the Department of Education via local school districts.

In Florida, juvenile detention centers serve as short-term, temporary facilities for youth who have committed offenses and require immediate supervision. Upon being taken into custody, juveniles undergo a detention hearing within 24 hours before a judge, who determines whether continued detention is necessary based on specific statutory criteria. A typical day in secure detention involves a structured routine encompassing hygiene practices, meals, schooling, organized physical and educational activities, and court appearances as scheduled. On average, youths stay in secure detention here for approximately 15 days.

Detention centers are responsible for 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 deemed risks to public safety and must remain in physically secure facilities while awaiting court proceedings. However, those charged with minor offenses and considered low-risk may be released to their parents or guardians. Daily structured recreational activities are organized for all youth, and participation in religious services is optional. Detention centers aim to rehabilitate youth and prepare them for their eventual return to the community.

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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

Visitation Days/Hours:

Wed 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sun 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are approved visitors. Others may only visit if so ordered by the court or specifically approved by the Superintendent or designee. A youth's assigned Juvenile Probation Officer should be contacted to approve both visitation list additions and special visitation arrangements.

Legal counsel, probation, law enforcement, clergy, and other professionals may visit youth outside of regularly established visitation times as necessary and are subject to any requirements regarding signing in and contraband.

All visitors are subject to electronic search. Visitors shall not bring personal items (e.g. keys, purses, packages, etc.) into the secure area. The introduction of any unauthorized items into a detention facility is a 3rd-degree felony.

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