Juvenile Detention

Juvenile Detention COVID-19 Update

We would like to assure you the health and safety of the juveniles in our care is our primary concern. Our nurse is monitoring everyone’s health daily. The risk for exposure to our current juvenile population is individuals entering the facility who have been exposed. Our staff are maintaining a high standard of preventative measures to limit exposure.


We ask law enforcement, attorneys and counselors, and other professionals to consider phone appointments when possible. Only essential professional visitors are permitted to enter the facility. 

Visitation for Parents/Guardians/Grandparents will be conducted by telephone on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please call to schedule a 15-minute phone appointment.  If you cannot be available during this time, please contact our office. Juveniles will still have normal access for phone use through Telemate.

Court hearings are being conducted by video only. Parents / Guardians / Grandparents may attend from the JJC or the primary custodial Parent(s) or Guardian(s) may attend at the JDC.  Visitors that do not have a legal reason to be in court will NOT be permitted.

Any person accessing our facility will be required to wash their hands in our lobby and use hand sanitizer after screening.  If you are exhibiting any symptoms of illness, you will not be allowed into the facility.

As this situation evolves, our policies and procedures may change.  Our Administration will provide updates, as they are available. Thank you for your patience.

The Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) assures the safety and security of our community by detaining juvenile offenders. The facility serves the counties of: 

  • Benewah
  • Boundary
  • The Coeur d’Alene Tribe
  • Kootenai
  • Latah
  • Shoshone

Staff at the facility provide direct supervision and guidance to the residents through supportive encouragement and instruction. Staff assists juveniles in cultivating appropriate social, behavioral, and interpersonal skills useful in community living.

Within 24 hours of admission, JDC rules and expectations are explained. A "level system" comprised of four steps is implemented to give residents the opportunity to learn accountability. With each level increase, more responsibilities and privileges are acquired.

Positive Interpersonal Development Programs

The facility provides multiple programs to the residents to encourage positive interpersonal development. Our local school district provides a school program with 2 full time teachers, so the residents can continue working toward their high school diploma. Other classes include: 

  • Anger Management
  • Faith based programming
  • Life Skills
  • Physical Education

Although the residents are in a maximum security facility, The Detention Center can prove to be a positive learning experience for delinquent youth.

Juvenile Telephone System

Juveniles can only call numbers that have been approved and added by our staff. Be sure to contact us so that we may verify your number.

You will not be able to find the Juvenile by name. Follow the directions to place a deposit on your phone number.

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