Juvenile Detention Centers

Seven NCDPS juvenile detention centers are operational across North Carolina. Additionally, the Juvenile Justice section monitors and supports five 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.



Alexander Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 24-bed, NCDPS-operated facility located at:

928 NC Highway 16 S., Taylorsville, NC 28681
Facility Director Kimberly Cowart can be reached at kimberly.cowart@ncdps.gov
Main Phone: 828-632-1141
Fax: 828-632-1151


Cabarrus Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 30-bed, NCDPS-operated facility located at:

822 McWhorter Road, Concord, NC 28027
Facility Director Angela Wilson can be reached at angela.wilson@ncdps.gov
Main Phone: 704-720-0807 
Fax: 704-793-1153

The Cabarrus Complex was opened in 2008 and is located on the same campus as the Cabarrus Youth Development Center. The McWhorter Building, opened in 2016, has been repurposed to provide detention housing to meet the projected needs associated with Raise the Age.



Cumberland Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 18-bed, NCDPS-operated facility located at:

1911 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306
Facility Director Gene Hallock can be reached at gene.hallock@ncdps.gov
Main Phone: 910-486-1399
Fax: 910-486-1411


Dillon Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 36-bed, NCDPS-operated facility located at:

100 Dillon Drive, Butner, NC 27509 
Facility Director Casey Reece can be reached at casey.reece@ncdps.gov
Main Phone: 919-575-3166
Fax: 919-575-0005
New Hanover

New Hanover

New Hanover Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 18-bed, NCDPS-operated facility located at:

3830 Juvenile Center Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Facility Director Elderwin Reed can be reached at elderwin.reed@ncdps.gov
Main Phone: 910-675-0594
Fax: 910-675-2542


Pitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 18-bed, NCDPS-operated facility located at:

451 Belvoir Road, Greenville, NC 27834 
Facility Director Kimberly Dupree can be reached at kimberly.dupree@ncdps.gov
Main Phone: 252-830-6590
Fax: 252-830-3355 


Wake Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 24-bed, NCDPS-operated facility located at:

700 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610 
Facility Director Jonathan Manley can be reached at jonathan.manley@ncdps.gov
Main Phone: 919-212-3104
Fax: 919-212-3112


Durham County Youth Home is a 14-bed, county-operated facility located at:

2432 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27704 
Facility Director Angela Nunn can be reached at youthhome@dconc.gov
Main Phone: 919-560-0840
Fa919-560-0840 Fax: 919-560-0843


Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center is a 44-bed, county-operated facility located at:

15 Lockheed Court, Greensboro, NC 27409 
Court Alternatives Director Doug Logan can be reached at dlogan@guilfordcountync.gov
Main Phone: 336-641-2600
Fax: 336-641-2603


Madison County Juvenile Detention Center is a 19-bed, county-operated facility located at:

348 Medical Park Drive, Marshall, NC 28753
Sheriff Buddy Harwood can be reached at:
Main Phone: 828-649-2721
Fax: 828-649-2485


Mecklenburg County Juvenile Detention Center is a 72-bed, county-operated facility located at:

Physical Address: 5235 Spector Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269
Mailing Address: 700 E. 4th St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Sheriff Garry L. McFadden can be reached at:
Main Phone: 704-336-8100


Brunswick County Juvenile Detention Center is a 12-bed, county-operated facility located at:

Physical Address: 70 Stamp Act Drive, Bolivia, NC 28422
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9, Bolivia, NC 28422

Sgt. Terri Ferguson can be reached at:
Main Phone: 910-253-2760
Sgt. Ferguson's Office: 910-253-2771
Fax: 910-253-2471