Juvenile Receiving Centers
Juvenile Receiving Centers (JRC) are located across the state for law enforcement officers to drop off arrested, delinquent, ungovernable, or runaway youth who do not meet admission guidelines for secure detention. These centers operate in partnership with the Division of Juvenile Justice and Youth Services, the Division of Child and Family Services, law enforcement, the Juvenile Court, and local communities. Upon receiving a youth, center workers immediately attempt to contact the youth’s parent (s) or guardian (s). They evaluate the youth’s immediate needs for security and care, and make referrals for services when appropriate.
For full description of programming offered, click the button below:
Includes, but not limited to, active psychosis, actively suicidal, assaultive towards peers, sexually acting out, or under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the degree that they cannot respond coherently.
Receiving Center Service Model:
Center worker discusses problem areas with a youth’s parent or guardian
Referrals are made (e.g., parenting classes, youth services and community resources)