Nine NCDPS juvenile detention centers (two of which are co-located with YDCs) are operational across North Carolina. Additionally, the Juvenile Justice section monitors and supports four 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.
Cabarrus Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a two-building juvenile detention facility with 62 total beds. Its location is:
822 McWhorter Road, Concord, NC 28027
Facility Director Peter Brown can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cabarrus Complex was opened in 2008 and is located on the same campus as the Cabarrus Youth Development Center.
Brunswick County Juvenile Detention Center is a 12-bed 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
Durham County Youth Home is a 14-bed facility located at:
2432 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27704
Facility Director Angela Nunn can be reached at email@example.com
Main Phone: 919-560-0840
Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center is a 44-bed facility located at:
15 Lockheed Court, Greensboro, NC 27409
Court Alternatives Director Doug Logan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Phone: 336-641-2600
Madison County Juvenile Detention Center is a 19-bed facility located at:
348 Medical Park Drive, Marshall, NC 28753
Administrator Michele Quintero can be reached at:
Main Phone: 828-649-2721