The Dickinson Juvenile Justice Center

About Us

NIK_6721The Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center was built in 1992. The building was officially renamed to The Dickinson Juvenile Justice Center on October 27, 2014, in memory of Roy L. Dickinson.

The Dickinson Juvenile Justice Center

In 1996, Roy received the Centennial Service Award for Public Defender. He also received the Gideon Award in 2002 acknowledging his outstanding service as Juvenile Public Defender. He thereafter received the prestigious Atticus Finch award in 2012, which is an award created by the Johnson County Bar Association attesting to Roy’s compassion and zealous advocacy for his clients, especially the less fortunate.

Four departments of the Johnson County Juvenile Justice System are housed in The Dickinson Juvenile Justice Center: Johnson Circuit Court / Juvenile & Family Division, Juvenile Community Corrections, Juvenile Detention, and Juvenile Probation.

The mission of Juvenile Detention is to provide a safe, secure and humane detention setting that provides  protection to the community while respecting the rights and dignity of each individual resident. This aim is accomplished by maintaining a physically secure environment wherein residents are extended rehabilitation opportunities including educational, recreational, spiritual, and therapeutic services. These  opportunities are provided in concert with a Behavior Management System designed to reinforce positive behavior while reducing the frequency of inappropriate conduct.