The Custody component is responsible for the safety and security of the residents.
Specialized Units include:
- Fire Prevention
- Suicide Prevention
The staff includes 20 Juvenile Detention Officers, 5 Senior JDO’s and 2 Supervising JDO’s. The custody personnel are fully capable of staffing the three housing units on a 24/7 basis.
Every Juvenile Detention Officer must complete a forty hour in-house training program and five weeks of field training prior to working a post. They also must complete a minimum six week JDO Academy-sanctioned by the Police Training Commission within the first year of employment. In addition, Juvenile Detention Officers are required to attend twenty-four hours of in-service training per year.
Every resident is required to understand the operations of the Center and to know what is expected of them during their stay. Every resident is required to read and sign the Resident Handbook.