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Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center

County Juvenile

Last Updated: February 07, 2020
Address
122 Golfview Dr, Richmond, TX 77469
Beds
80
County
Fort Bend
Phone
281-633-7400
Fax
281-633-7342
Email
meademik@co.fort-bend.tx.us

Ft Bend Co Juvenile Detention is for County Juvenile offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 281-633-7400

The Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center is a medium to low-security detention center located at 122 Golfview Dr Richmond, TX 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 Fort Bend County Detention Center is a secure environment for youth charged with an offense and pending a court hearing. The detention center is designed to provide a safe living environment and a full range of services for the juvenile to include: medical, educational, psychological, and recreational services.

The detention center is an 80 bed facility consisting of both individual rooms and dormitories. There are three dormitories holding 8 juveniles each, with one reserved for the Juvenile Leadership Academy. Juveniles who have been in detention for at least 2 weeks and who have demonstrated exemplary behavior may be placed in these dormitories.

The detention center offers a full range of services including educational, medical and psychological services along with recreational and spiritual programs. The normal day for a juvenile consists of physical training beginning at 6 AM, breakfast from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM, review of rules and regulation from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM, school from 8:00 AM until 12:00 AM and from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM, with recreational programs after 3. The juvenile’s day can end from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm depending on their current behavioral level. The detention center employs 75 full time staff and 18 part-time staff with positions including Detention Officers, Supervisors, Nursing staff, Administrative Secretary, CSR personnel, Kitchen personnel, and an in house LCDC.

The Detention Center provides three single cell occupancy housing units. Of these three units one is designated for females and two units designated for males housing males from ages 10 through 15 years of age in one unit and 15 to 17 years of age

Juveniles are provided with three daily meals and an evening snack. They are also provided with all necessary clothing items and personal hygiene supplies.

Education
These educational services are provided by the Lamar Independent School District. Juveniles are expected to attend and participate in all educational programs.

Counseling
Counseling services in Post Adjudication Detention, which is provided by in-house services, include a psychological evaluation upon admission including a treatment plan for each child. Program activities include group counseling, weekly individual sessions and family sessions. Parents or guardians are expected to participate in the family sessions. Education is provided about life skills, healthy family functioning, adaptive coping strategies, HIV/Aids awareness and other programs with an emphasis on chemical dependency and substance abuse issues.

Detention Division
Kenneth Johnson, Division Director

122 Golfview Drive
Richmond, Texas 77469

281-633-7400
281-633-7342 FAX

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

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Visitation Information

Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center - Visitation

Visitation schedules are given to parents at the time their child is admitted to the Detention Center.

Visitation is at least 15 minutes long. Only visitors listed on the “Authorized Visitation Sheet” will be permitted to visit a detained juvenile. Only the Juvenile Probation Officer can add visitors to the “Authorized Visitation Sheet.”

In order to be admitted for visitation, visitors must provide identification and go through the metal detector. All purses, bags, keys, and cellular phones should be left in the car or secured in a locker. Only personal items on the approved list will be allowed. Please check with the Detention Officer to make sure you are returned any non-approved items.

No food or snacks are allowed during visitation. Children must not be left unattended in the Probation Department waiting area.

The detention superintendent must approve any exceptions to this visitation schedule during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. The child’s attorney will be allowed to visit whenever necessary.

VISITATION SCHEDULE Monday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Please Note: The Last Group Will Be Admitted 15 Minutes Before The End Of Visitation. Level 5 Visits Are Held On Sunday from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Call 281-633-7308 prior to visiting in order to verify your child's level.

Rules for Mail
A juvenile shall be allowed to send to and receive mail from their parents/ guardian/ custodian, attorney, and pastor. Any other person must be approved by the juvenile’s trial court. The envelope of all incoming mail shall have the name and return address of the sender.

Each juvenile shall be allowed to send two letters a week; letters to the juvenile’s attorney, clergy, and the court shall not be limited.

All incoming and outgoing mail shall be logged by the Detention secretary before distribution.

Approved incoming mail shall be opened in the presence of the juvenile and inspected for contraband. The letter must have the appropriate return address on the envelope and must be signed. The stamp on the envelope shall be removed. Any monies contained in the mail shall be added to the juvenile’s property inventory sheet and shall be returned to the juvenile upon release with a receipt provided.

If it is suspected that a letter is part of an attempt to formulate, devise or otherwise effectuate a plan to escape from the facility, or violate any state or federal law, the shift supervisor will request the permission of the juvenile to read the letter. If the juvenile does not consent to the reading of the letter, the shift supervisor shall forward the letter, supporting documentation, and reports to the Detention Superintendent. The Superintendent shall then obtain a search warrant to read the letter, if a search warrant is denied by a Judge, the letter shall be given to the juvenile only after letter has been inspected for contraband.

Any incoming mail from a person not on the approved mail list approved by the juvenile’s probation officer or juvenile’s court-ordered rules of probation or parole or against the facilities rules of separation, shall be returned unopened to sender. Any incoming mail that does not have the name and return address on the envelope shall be given to the juvenile’s parent/guardian/custodian. Any incoming mail from a person or persons on a list furnished by the parent, guardian or custodian of individuals who should not have contact with the juvenile will be immediately returned unopened to sender.

Any outgoing mail to an unapproved person shall be returned to the juvenile.

Any mail for a juvenile who has left the facility shall be forwarded to their Probation or Parole Officer for forwarding to the juvenile’s residence.

Withholding Mail
When mail is withheld from the juvenile, the reasons shall be documented and a copy placed in the juvenile’s file.

Mail may be opened by staff only in the presence of the juvenile with inspection limited to searching for contraband.

Phone Privileges
Each detainee is assigned a pin number during the intake process for telephone calls. This number must be used in order to access his/her approved telephone number. Approved telephone numbers are limited to parents or legal guardians.

Phone calls are made on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. If you experience a problem with collect call blockages and pre-paying for a phone call this can be rectified by contacting Securus Correctional Billing Service 1-800-844-6591 or securustech.net/phone-services.

  • Rules for Phone Calls:
  • A resident shall be allowed at least one (1) five (5) minute phone call every seven (7) calendar days. This may not be restricted or prohibited as a result of misbehavior or any violation of detention rules and procedures.

  • A resident shall be allowed at least one (1) five (5) minute phone call every seven (7) calendar days. This may not be restricted or prohibited as a result of misbehavior or any violation of detention rules and procedures.

  • A copy of the visitation/telephone policy shall be given to parents/guardians of juveniles in detention.

  • Incoming calls for juveniles shall not be accepted, with the exception of the juvenile’s attorney.

  • Reasonable and fair access to telephone communications shall be provided to the juveniles in detention with the following limitations:

    • The telephone numbers that a juvenile may call shall be limited to his/her attorney and those family members authorized to receive telephone calls.

    • The number of calls a juvenile may make a day shall be limited by his/her behavior level.

    • The times for making telephone calls shall be according to the center’s “daily schedule”. At no time shall a juvenile be allowed to make a telephone call “on-demand” except to his/her attorney.

    • The length of telephone conversations shall be limited by the juvenile’s behavior level except to his/her attorney.

    • If at any time it is detected that a juvenile has made a three-way or conference call, the juvenile shall immediately lose all further telephone privileges.

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