Marathon County Juvenile Detention

County Juvenile

Last Updated: May 19, 2024
7015 Packer Dr, Wausau, WI 54401

Marathon Co Juvenile is for County Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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The Marathon County Juvenile Detention is a medium to low-security detention center located at 7015 Packer Dr Wausau, WI that is operated locally by the Juvenile Justice Department and holds youths awaiting the determination of punishment for the crimes of which they are accused. Most of the adolescents are here for less than two years.

The juvenile justice system differs from the adult system, focusing on rehabilitation and recognizing the developmental differences in juveniles. It aims to protect both the child and the public and helps juveniles become productive adults.

Juveniles are detained if they pose a threat, may miss court, or violate court orders. Parental involvement is crucial for effective supervision and rehabilitation.

Key differences in terminology include "taken into custody" instead of "arrest" and "supervision" instead of "probation." Referrals usually come from law enforcement, and an intake social worker decides the juvenile's placement. An inquiry can lead to dismissal, corrective action, or court involvement.

The process includes a plea hearing, possible evaluations, a pre-trial conference, a fact-finding hearing, and a dispositional hearing to determine the case's outcome. Parents may need to cover associated costs.

The Marathon County Juvenile Facility houses two distinct types of placements for juveniles: the Secure Detention Center and the Juvenile Shelter Home.

The Secure Detention Center is designed for secure placement of juveniles, akin to an adult jail, typically accommodating individuals aged 10-17 years old. This facility, which can house up to 20 boys and girls, generally admits juveniles due to criminal activity, ensuring a controlled and secure environment.

Conversely, the Juvenile Shelter Home within the same facility provides non-secure placement for juveniles, allowing them a degree of freedom within a structured setting. This shelter home admits children aged 10-17 years old for various reasons, including abuse, neglect, runaway behavior, being uncontrollable, criminal activity, and awaiting placement in a foster home, group home, or residential treatment center. The shelter home currently has the capacity to house up to 8 boys and girls, offering a more open environment compared to the secure detention center.

Inmate Locator

Juvenile facilities overseen by Marathon County 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 at the county or regional juvenile facility is restricted to immediate family members only, including mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. The visitation guidelines are stringent, and it is advisable to contact the facility staff to ascertain specific limitations. For information on visitation schedules, visiting room regulations, and other relevant details about your visit, please contact 715-261-1730. The facility staff will provide comprehensive guidance to ensure a smooth and compliant visitation experience.

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