Santa Fe County Youth Development Program

County Juvenile

Last Updated: May 24, 2019
4250 Airport Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Santa Fe

Santa Fe County Youth Development Program is for County Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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Santa Fe County Youth Development Program's basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmates while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number is 505-424-5625

The Santa Fe County Youth Development Program is a medium to low-security detention center located at 4250 Airport Road Santa Fe, NM 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.

Santa Fe County Youth Development Program provides maximum security detention and development for both short term stays (10-14 days) and long term residential stays (12-48 months). 

Santa Fe County Youth Development Program provides detention services for incarcerated youth; The detention program serves approximately 20-25 pre-adjudicated youth from Santa Fe, surrounding Counties, Pueblos, and the US Marshals Service. In addition, the facility hosts the Day Reporting program in which the judiciary and juvenile probation officers can request placement for youth who require a degree of supervision, yet do not require full court-ordered detention. Residents in this program receive educational services and a variety of in-house programming, to include a myriad of volunteer services.

Both programs offer a variety of services depending on the individuals’ needs. Key services include:

  • Education (Public Schools, GED, Community College)
  • Vocational Training
  • Individual, Family and Group counseling
  • Life Skill Training (Anger Management, Conflict Resolution)
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Native American Programming (Inipi/Sweat Lodge)
  • Recreation
  • Religious Services
  • Medical, Dental, and Mental Health Services
  • Community Volunteers, etc.

The program is highly structured and extremely staff intensive with a staff to client ratio of 1 to 8. Youth are assigned to a unit, a case manager and therapists, if necessary, who support and assist them throughout their detention. The staff works closely with each youth's Probation Officer, Social Worker, Guardian and Family to ensure the appropriate course of treatment is identified and provided while in the facility and appropriate referral information upon release from the facility. The multi-disciplinary treatment team is a critical and key factor in this process.

Inmate Locator

Juvenile facilities overseen by Santa Fe 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 for a county or regional juvenile facility is limited to immediate family only. Mother, father, sisters, and brothers are allowed. The visitation rules are very strict, we suggest reaching out to the staff to get their specific limitations.

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