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LaPorte County Juvenile Detention

County Juvenile

Last Updated: June 28, 2019
Address
364 S Ziegler Rd, LaPorte, IN 46350
Beds
40
County
La Porte
Phone
219-326-9898

LaPorte County Juvenile Detention is for County Juvenile offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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LaPorte County Juvenile Detention basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 219-326-9898

The LaPorte County Juvenile Detention is a medium to low-security detention center located at 364 S Ziegler Rd LaPorte, IN 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 purpose of the LaPorte County Dorothy S. Crowley Juvenile Services Center (JSC) is to provide services and programs to the Juvenile Courts of LaPorte County. The primary goal is to effectively service the troubled and at-risk youth of the County by intervening in the least restrictive manner different than and separately from adults. The Facility is structured to provide services to juveniles as opposed to being punitive and protects juveniles from abuses that might occur in adult institutions.

All programs will meet applicable Constitutional, Federal, and State Laws, Local Ordinances, and standards and regulations set forth by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Indiana Department of Child Services, the Indiana Department of Correction, and the American Correctional Association.

Further, juvenile detention and residential care both provide and maintain a wide range of helpful services administered by a trained and professional staff which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Behavior Program that structures time and offers a fair/consistent system of rewards for positive behavior and consequences for negative behavior.
  • The development of an individual educational plan which addresses remedial needs.
  • The development of individualized care plans to address the social/emotional needs of the client.
    • Creative Arts Programming that encourages self-expression
    • Vocational Education
    • Physical Education
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Law Related Education
    • Individual and group counseling
    • Nutrition Education
    • Medical and Dental screenings which include daily sick call

The Juvenile Services Center also includes and provides a system for clinical observation and problem-noting which supplements the wide range of helpful services provided by the Court, including Home Detention, Electronic Monitoring, and Day Reporting.

LETTER POLICY

No letters will be accepted unless sent through the United States Mail. Notes or letters are not accepted at the door of the JSC or at Court.

Mailing Address:
Resident's Name
LaPorte County Juvenile Services Center
0364 South Ziegler Road
LaPorte, IN 46350

Residents are furnished envelopes and stamps per week based upon their level.

Residents will not be restricted from receiving or sending mail unless there is a valid court order specifically detailing the "NO CONTACT" guidelines.

PHONE POLICY

Residents may make personal phone calls only with the approval of their placing agency or the Judge.

Residents are not to receive any incoming phone calls from parents/guardian.

Residents are afforded opportunities to make business calls during the day to their attorneys, placing agency, etc.

PERSONAL CALLS

Level 4 (4): 10-minute calls
Level 3 (3): 5-minute calls
Level 1 & 2 (2): 5 minute calls

PHONE CALL TIMES

Secure Unit
Monday - Friday: 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Residential Unit
Weekdays: 7:00AM - 8:00AM, 3:00PM - 3:45PM, and 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Weekends: 10:00AM - 11:45AM, 3:00PM - 3:45PM, and 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Phone call privileges can be revoked by the Judge, Probation, Placing Agency or Juvenile Center Staff.

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Juvenile facilities overseen by La Porte 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

LaPorte County Dorothy S. Crowley Juvenile Services Center (JSC) - Visitation

SECURE UNIT VISITING HOURS

All visits are at half-hour intervals

Wednesday: 7PM-8:30PM
Saturday: 7PM-8:30PM
Sunday: 1PM-4PM & 7PM-8:30PM

SECURE DETENTION

Secure Detention is a temporary and secure custody of children accused or adjudicated of conduct committed while the child is between 8-18 years of age, subject to the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, who require a physically restricting environment for their own or community’s protection while pending legal action.

SECURE UNIT VISITATION POLICY

  • All visitors must be approved by the Probation Department or Placing Agency.
  • Visitors must provide picture identification.
  • Visitors are to enter to the Center’s Secure Unit entrance. Secure all personal property in the vehicle, with the exception of a picture ID card. Cell phones are not allowed on the units.
  • Visitations must be scheduled prior to arrival.
  • Visits may be cancelled due to the resident’s behavior.
  • Visitors are not to give anything including money directly to a resident.
  • Anyone who has obviously been drinking or under the influence of drugs will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to visit. Proper behavior is expected during visits, or visits may be terminated.
  • Before admittance into the building, all visitors will be subject to a security check to check for contraband and/or weapons.

RESIDENTIAL UNIT VISITING HOURS

All visits are at half-hour intervals

Tuesdays: 6PM-8PM
Weekends/Holidays: 1PM- 3PM & 6PM-8PM

RESIDENTIAL CARE

Residential Care is a temporary placement for status offenders and children in need of services who have been authorized by the juvenile court for placement at the JSC, Residential Unit. The Residential Unit is licensed by the Department of Child Services to care for children who are 6-17 years of age.

RESIDENTIAL CARE VISITATION POLICY

  • All visitors must be approved by the Probation Department or Placing Agency.
  • Visitors must provide picture identification.
  • Visitors are to enter to the Center’s Main entrance, Secure all personal property in vehicle or lockers provided in the lobby, with the exception of a picture ID card. Cell phones are not allowed on the units.
  • Visitations must be scheduled prior to arrival.
  • Visits may be cancelled due to the resident’s behavior.
  • Visitors are not to give anything including money directly to a resident.
  • Anyone who has obviously been drinking or under the influence of drugs will be asked to leave and will not be allowed to visit. Proper behavior is expected during visits, or visits may be terminated.
  • Before admittance into the building, all visitors will be subject to a security check to check for contraband and/or weapons.

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DRESS CODE FOR JSC VISITORS

Our facility is designed to serve the children of LaPorte County. Every child who is placed at our facility is an individual with his/her own reasons for being with us. Every child has different needs, wants and desires. To assist our children with the complexity of their own areas of improvement, we have established standards for dress attire for visitors. Thank you for abiding by our standards.

Visitors should always be appropriately dressed. This means that your attire should be free of:

  • Revealing or excessively short clothing
  • Clothing that advertises alcohol, tobacco, gang affiliation or drugs

Hats are not permitted to be worn within the Center.

If you are asked to leave the Center or are denied visitation due to your attire, please exit the building and return when you meet the visitor dress code during the established visitation hours.

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