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Maricopa County-Southeast Juvenile Detention

County Juvenile

Last Updated: June 19, 2021
1840 South Lewis St, Mesa, AZ 85210
602-506-2544; 602-506-4533

Maricopa County-Southeast Juvenile Detention is for County Juvenile offenders sentenced to at least twelve months.

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Maricopa County-Southeast 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: 602-506-2544; 602-506-4533

The Maricopa County-Southeast Juvenile Detention is a medium to low-security detention center located at 1840 South Lewis St Mesa, AZ 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 Detention staffs provide a safe and secure living place for juveniles who must be detained to help maintain the safety of the community. They also lead educational and counseling sessions to give detained juveniles the tools they need to act as good citizens when they are released from detention.
There are two detention centers, the Durango Facility in Phoenix and the South East Facility in Mesa. Each center has a team of officers that screens every juvenile brought to detention to determine whether or not the juvenile should be kept in detention. If a juvenile does not need to be detained, the screening team returns him to his parent or legal guardian who is responsible for him. The screeners are on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week. At each detention center there is a team of transportation officers, who accompany every juvenile who has to leave detention for court hearings, doctors' appointments, etc. and ensure that they are returned safely to detention.

1810 S. Lewis
Mesa, AZ. 85210-6234
Administration: (602) 506-2544

3131 W. Durango
Phoenix, AZ. 85009-6292
Juvenile Administration: (602) 506-4533

Arizona requires each county to operate a detention center for juveniles who:

  • Are likely to commit an offense injurious to self or others
  • Need custodial protection for their own interests or the interests of the public
  • May be charged as adults for a serious offense
  • Would not appear for a court hearing if they were not detained, or
  • Must be held for another jurisdiction

The Juvenile Probation Department's mission is to provide access to evidence-based early intervention, supervision, treatment and secure care for youth and families so that youth learn accountability and responsibility, and community safety is enhanced.

We want to have a detention center that protects the public from juveniles who are dangerous to themselves and the community, and to give those juveniles the tools they will need to become responsible citizens when they are released from detention.

The core of detention programming is teaching and modeling Character Counts, a program used throughout the United States to promote ethical values among young people. Character Counts promotes six values, which are called "Pillars of Character."

The Six Pillars of Character are:

  • Responsibilty - being responsible for our choices and accountable for what we do and who we are.
  • Fairness - play by the rules; be open-minded; listen to others.
  • Respect - Honor the worth and dignity of others; act according to "The Golden Rule".
  • Caring - Be kind and compassionate; help people in need; express gratitude.
  • Trustworthiness - Be honest; do what you say you'll do; have the courage to do the right thing.
  • Citizenship - Know laws and obeys them; be involved in community activities; cooperate; vote.

Character Counts doesn't teach what to think; it teaches how to think and how to:

  • gather information
  • consider the positive and negative consequences of one's actions,
  • reason between right and wrong, and thus
  • make good ethical decisions, and
  • be a person of good character

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Juvenile facilities overseen by Maricopa 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

Maricopa County - South East Facility - Visitation

Visitation Hours

  1. Visiting for all juveniles is restricted to parents, grandparents or legal guardians. Approved visitors must have government issued photo identification. No exceptions. Other visitors (or family whose last name is different from the youth's) must have prior authorization from the Detention Management Team. This authorization can be requested through the juvenile's assigned Probation Officer.
  2. Only authorized visitors will be permitted to remain in the building. Persons accompanying authorized visitors will be required to wait outside. Please do not bring friends or children with you, as we cannot assume responsibility for children since we have neither space nor staff to supervise them.
  3. No one under 18 years of age, other than those juveniles who are detained or are being considered for detention, are allowed in the Detention Center.
  4. Visitors are not permitted to carry anything into visiting areas. Specifically prohibited are packages, purses, food and drinks, cards and games.
  5. Reading material may be left with the officer on duty and will be reviewed for acceptability before delivery to your child's unit. Such reading material is not considered the personal property of the child, but rather a donation to the unit.
  6. Any visitors passing any object whatsoever to a youth will be asked to leave and may forfeit any further visiting privileges.
  7. Visiting is a privilege and may be cancelled or terminated if it is felt that such action would be in the best interest of the child or others in Detention.

PLEASE NOTE: There may be occasions when for safety and security reasons, visitation is cancelled or shortened, without the opportunity to give visitors advance notice.

Check for the times you may visit your child in the charts below. Visiting times are different at each facility and are based on the juvenile's LAST name.

For questions regarding visiting, please contact your child's assigned Probation Officer.

Durango - Detention Visiting Hours: located at 3131 W. Durango St. Phoenix, AZ 85009

If the juvenile's last
name begins with: Days Hours A - F Tuesday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. G - L Tuesday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. M - R Tuesday 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. S - Z Tuesday 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

SEF - Detention Visiting Hours: located at 1810 S. Lewis St. Mesa, AZ 85210

If the juvenile's last
name begins with: Days Hours A - F Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. G - L Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. M - R Thursday 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. S - Z Thursday 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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