The Juvenile Detention Center, located in Olathe, KS, is a 102-bed two building complex which houses juveniles from ages 10-17. The Juvenile Detention Center is a secure youth detention center used by the Johnson County District Court to hold juveniles who are awaiting detention hearings, state custody placement, placement into a Kansas State Juvenile Correctional Facility, or release back to legal guardians. The Youth and Family Services Center provides 33 minimum security beds as part of the 102 total bed capacity.
The Juvenile Detention Center provides the following services to all of the juveniles housed at the facility:
- Onsite medical care
- Visitation schedules
- Mail privileges
- Recreational activities
- Mental Health Services
- ChoicePoint Treatment Program
Education is administered by the Olathe School District. All credits accrued while in the facility are transferred to the school in which the juvenile is currently enrolled.
The Juvenile Detention Center is licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The Juvenile Detention Center has an extensive volunteer program. Over 70 active community partners provide a multitude of services to the juveniles including:
- Recreational Programs
- Bible Studies & Religious Services
- Life Skills Classes
- Stress/Conflict/Anger Management
- Mentorship Program
- Library Services (provided by the Johnson County Library)