The Dickinson Juvenile Justice Center

Information for Parents

Juveniles may only be admitted to the detention center through the Juvenile Justice System, such as through an arrest by law enforcement or by court order.

If your child is admitted to the juvenile detention center, there are opportunities for you to visit and talk with your child.

Visitation is for 60 minutes and parents may visit up to two times per week. Our week runs from Sunday to Saturday. You must be approved by the probation department to visit and you must schedule an appointment. Siblings under the age of 18 are not permitted to visit unless authorized by the Juvenile Magistrate.

Visitation appointment times:

Sunday 9:00   a.m.-10:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Monday 6:30   p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00   a.m.-10:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Your child is allowed to make three phone calls per week. The length of the calls is approximately 15 minutes. Your child is only allowed to contact immediate family members. After 30 days in detention, your child may request permission from the probation officer to contact other persons, such as friends and cousins.

Your child is also allowed to write letters. We will provide an initial stamp and others as needed, but you shoud send in stamps if you would like for your child to continue to write letters.

We provide all other necessary items for your child, such as clothing, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, bedding, etc.

Your child is provided the Resident Handbook upon admission. This handbook covers the rules, expectations, privileges, etc.