Youth Center

Jackson County Youth Center - Entryway Mosiac

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The Youth Center, is a 50 bed juvenile facility that caters to the needs of court involved delinquents. We are part of the Circuit Court Family Division within county government.The Jackson County Youth Center houses two programs: Detention and the Residential Treatment Program. 

Garden Project

Today, a once-barren patch of land is blooming and breathing new life into the lives of detained youth.  Sometimes for the first time, words like “beauty” and “nurturing” are starting to take hold.  Residents are involved in every aspect of the process from planning to planting to nurturing to harvesting.  Cultivating palates is also a key part of the learning, with frequent taste testings and the introduction of recipes and cooking.  The JCYC garden is a place for residents to learn how to express themselves in a healthy way.  For a large majority of our population who have experienced some form of trauma, this endeavor helps with behavior modification, the release of frustrations, relaxation, and increased self-esteem & sense of accomplishment.  We are teaching patience and promoting feelings of hope at Jackson County Youth Center.


To ensure the safety of the community, by investing in the lives of detained youth.


To be the premier juvenile justice facility in the state offering a full continuum of quality services.


  • Reliable Safety & Security
  • Mentorship
  • Embrace Learning
  • Intentional & Thoughtful
  • Firm, Fair & Professional
  • Calm, Caring & Compassionate
  • Display Dignity to all we Encounter
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Leadership