The detention facility at the James T. Strickland Youth Center maintains 119 secure detention beds.  Detention services are provided to juveniles who are detained for court proceedings or who are detained for evaluation, further court proceedings or to await placement in a treatment facility.

The detention program provides basic care and supervision along with an accredited education program, evening counseling groups, ministerial programs, and health education classes.  Basic medical care is provided on campus.

Supervision is provided by a professional staff of detention officers and detention officer/counselors.  They are trained and certified in first aid/CPR, preventive intervention techniques, suicide prevention and basic health assessment techniques.  Detention staff is on duty twenty four hour a day, seven days a week.



The James T. Strickland Youth Center is a secure area.  All residents’ identities are protected and considered confidential.  The visitation policy is strictly enforced.

A.   Mother/Father
B.   Grandparents
C.   Brothers and Sisters, age 18 and older only. 
      Picture I.D. with birth date required for each visit.
D.  Any sibling with a different last name from the resident may require prior approval from the court before being allowed to visit.

Only those with approved visitation will be allowed in the building.  The James T. Strickland Youth Center will not serve as a waiting area for unauthorized guests.  Please make arrangements at home for the care of young children and others who will not have access to the building. Residents are limited to two (2) visitors for fifteen minutes per visit.

Visitation hours are:
Tuesdays – 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Saturdays – 9:00am to 11:00am
Residents are limited to 2 visitors for 15 minutes.

All unauthorized packages, purses, smoking materials, pocket knives or other weapons are not allowed in the building. In order to provide better security for residents, parents, and detention staff please be advised that a metal detector is in use at door 1.

Items allowed include the following:  3 pair of socks, 3 pair of underwear, Resident’s medication, 2 books (soft back only), 1 Bible (soft back only), 3 pictures (no alcohol, gang, drug, nude images allowed), stamps, 1 deck of cards.  Female residents are also allowed a perm, and conditioner/shampoo combination.

Any exceptions to the visitation policy or any problems that need to be resolved please contact: 574-1450

Llewellyn Spencer, Asst. Superintendent

Any questions should be directed to Detention Supervisors, or contact the office of the Superintendent of Detention on the next business day.