FDJJ-Pinellas Juvenile Detention Center

State Juvenile

Last Updated: April 16, 2024
5255 140th Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33760

Pinellas 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-Pinellas Juvenile Detention Center is within the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice located at 5255 140th Ave N, Clearwater, 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 Pinellas Regional Juvenile Detention Center serves youth from Hardee, Highlands, Pinellas, and Polk Counties through its 95-bed, hardware-secure facility for those awaiting adjudication, disposition, or placement in a commitment facility. Operating in line with Florida's short-term, temporary approach, the center ensures immediate supervision for youth offenders. Within 24 hours of custody, juveniles undergo a detention hearing before a judge, determining continued detention based on specific statutory criteria.

Emphasizing a safe, secure, and humane environment, the center offers a range of services including education, mental health, substance abuse, and healthcare, with contracted medical and mental health provisions. Educational needs are met through funding from the Department of Education via local school districts.

A typical day in secure detention includes hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and court appearances as scheduled, with an average stay lasting around 12 days. Youths in secure detention, deemed risks to public safety, must remain in physically secure facilities until court proceedings. However, those with minor offenses and assessed as low-risk may be released to parents or guardians. Structured recreational activities are provided daily, with optional participation in religious services, as the center aims to rehabilitate youth and facilitate their reintegration into 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:


  • A through H 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

  • I through Z 8:00 pm - 8:50 pm


  • A through H 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

  • I through Z 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

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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