The Juvenile Detention Center population is comprised of a very eclectic mixture of culturally diversified residents. Due to the institutional nature of the facility, detention places internal, as well as external, stressors on its resident population. Juveniles enter the detention facility with his or her own complex needs and issues, requiring a wide range of comprehensive services. The Juvenile Detention Center must provide a diversified social service package tailored to the health, safety, educational and social psychological needs of the individual.
The Juvenile Detention Center’s primary function is to provide each resident with a program of structured supervision in a nurturing and caring environment. In keeping with this philosophy, the Union County Juvenile Detention Center serves the detention facility population through education, social services, in-house service programming and direct involvement of the outside community, its agencies and programs.
The facility’s primary objective is to encourage residents to utilize the aforementioned programs and services in an attempt to establish a successful reentry into the community with a more positive transition into adulthood.