Juvenile Detention

The Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home (JDH) was rebuilt in 1995 as a safe and secure setting to detain youth ages 12 – 17. The facility is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days weekly. JDH maintains a staff-to-youth ratio of 1:8, with 16 youth in each unit. In 2009, 755 youth were screened for admission and 478 were admitted. The average length of stay per youth is 14 days but the range can run anywhere between 1 to 260 days.