Juvenile Detention Centers

Six juvenile detention centers are operational across North Carolina; additionally, the Juvenile Justice section monitors and supports two county-operated juvenile detention centers.

Juvenile detention centers are secure, temporary facilities where a juvenile will stay while waiting to go to court or until a placement can be arranged. Juveniles are placed in detention by court order pending hearing, disposition or placement. Prior to adjudication, statute requires that the court review the need for continued secure custody so juveniles have frequent court appearances where alternatives to detention are considered. Youths are typically housed in a detention center closest to their home county. The centers receive admissions through assigned regions or catchment areas.

Juveniles transferred to Superior Court for trial as adults are housed in juvenile detention pending trial if they are not released on bond. Juvenile detention centers provide quality services and programs for juveniles based on their individual needs, to give youths opportunities for positive behavioral change and development. Juvenile detention centers provide a safe, secure, controlled and humane environment for juveniles and staff. All detention centers are co-ed and are staffed to provide appropriate oversight by same-sex staff members.

Upon admission to a juvenile detention center, each youth receives a mental health screening. More comprehensive mental health and substance abuse assessments are completed when screening indicates a need. A medical screening is conducted, with urgent or emergent follow-up medical services. These screenings assist the Division in more appropriately serving the youth in its care.

During a short-term stay at one of the Division's detention centers, youths are provided with basic educational services that mirror the course of study adopted by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Treatment programming and services offered at each detention center varies according to the needs of the youth.

State Detention Centers

State Detention Centers
Center Name Address Phone/Fax Manager Beds
Juvenile Detention Center
928 NC Highway 16 S.
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Kimberly Cowart  24
Cabarrus Regional
Juvenile Detention Center
822 McWhorter Road
Concord, NC 28027
Angela Wilson 30
Cumberland Regional
Juvenile Detention Center
1911 Coliseum Drive 
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Eugene Hallock  18
New Hanover Regional
Juvenile Detention Center
3830 Juvenile Center Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Jeff Fritz 18
Pitt Regional
Juvenile Detention Center
451 Belvoir Road
Greenville, NC 27834 
Kimberley J. Dupree 18
Juvenile Detention Center
700 Beacon Lake Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610 
Jonathan Manley 24



County Detention Centers
Center Name Address Phone Manager Beds
Durham County
Youth Home 
2432 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27704
919-560-0840  Angela Nunn  14
Guilford County Juvenile
Detention Center
15 Lockheed Court
Greensboro, NC 27409
336-641-2600  Doug Logan  44