Juvenile Detention Center
The Richmond Juvenile Detention Center is a locally owned secure co-ed community based 60-bed residential facility that provides temporary care for delinquents and alleged delinquents who require secure custody pending disposition or placement, or who are placed in the facility by the court as a sanction once found not innocent of an offense.
Pre-dispositional residents come into care once an intake officer or judge finds probable cause that the youth committed an alleged act that would be a felony or Class 1 misdemeanor if committed by an adult and there is (a) clear and convincing evidence that releasing the juvenile constitutes a clear and substantial threat to the person or property of others, or (b) releasing the child presents a clear and substantial threat of serious harm to the youth's life or health, or (c) the youth is a fugitive from another state.
While detention is primarily short term, detainees participate in structured programs including school and recreational activities. Detained youth also receive medical and mental health screening and services.
Unless otherwise approved by the Detention Center administration, visitation is limited to parents/legal guardians. All visitors are subject to search, including the use of metal detectors, without prior notification. Visitations hours are as follows:
- Sunday -- 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Wednesday -- 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
- On Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day, visitation hours are 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Visitors who fail to adhere to visitation rules, which are provided to parents/legal guardians, could result in the early culmination of a visit and/or denial of future visitation privileges.
For more information on the Juvenile Detention Center, please call (804)646-2937. Persons interested in volunteering at the Detention Center may direct their call to (804)646-6811.