Juvenile Detention Centers

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.

State-operated detention centers

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Alexander Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 24-bed 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 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 peter.a.brown@ncdps.gov

Main Phone: 704-652-4300  
Fax: 704-652-4444

The Cabarrus Complex was opened in 2008 and is located on the same campus as the Cabarrus Youth Development Center. 

Cumberland Regional Juvenile Detention Center is an 18-bed 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 35-bed facility located at:

100 Dillon Drive, Butner, NC 27509 

Facility Director Bakari Johnson  can be reached at bakari.johnson@ncdps.gov

Main Phone: 919-575-3166 
Fax: 919-575-0005

New Hanover Regional Juvenile Detention Center is an 18-bed facility located at:

3830 Juvenile Center Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Facility Director Devante Hicks can be reached at devante.hicks@ncdps.gov

Main Phone: 910-675-0594 
Fax: 910-675-2542

Perquimans Juvenile Detention Center is a 24-bed facility located at:

125 Jessup St, Hertford, NC 27944

Facility Supervisor Jeremy Pearsall can be reached at jeremy.pearsall@ncdps.gov

Main Phone: 252-741-6070


Pitt Regional Juvenile Detention Center is an 18-bed facility located at:

451 Belvoir Road, Greenville, NC 27834 

Facility Director Tyshanda Brown can be reached at tyshanda.brown@ncdps.gov

Main Phone: 252-830-6590 
Fax: 252-830-3355 

Richmond Jenkins Juvenile Detention Center is located at:

1573 McDonald Church Road,Hoffman, NC 28347

Facility Director Possia Sanders can be reached at possia.sanders@ncdps.gov

Main Phone: 910-683-3120

Wake Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 24-bed 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

County-operated detention centers

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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
Fax: 910-253-2471

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 youthhome@dconc.gov

Main Phone: 919-560-0840
Fax: 919-560-0843

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 dlogan@guilfordcountync.gov

Main Phone: 336-641-2600
Fax: 336-641-2603

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
Fax: 828-649-2485