Frequently Asked Questions
Can I post bond / bail my child out?
No – Juveniles cannot bond out of our facility.
When will my child be released?
We have no authority to release a juvenile – release dates and times are determined through the court system.
Why won't JCJDC staff give me any information regarding my child over the phone?
There is no way to ensure a caller’s identity over the phone, and we strive to protect all of our juveniles’ confidentiality while they are in our facility. Parents may come to our facility and show identification to obtain information, or they can call their child’s Probation Officer.
What if my child doesn't have a Probation Officer?
A Probation Officer authorizes placement into our Center. If your child has been admitted here, he/she has a Probation Officer.
Do I need to bring my child anything from home? Do I need to bring in money for commissary?
The Jackson County Detention Center provides everything your child may need while housed in our facility. We currently do not have a commissary program, so parents will not need to bring in any money.
Can I bring in medication for my child?
Yes, parents are encouraged to bring in medication prescribed to them by their family doctors in the original prescription bottle/package. Our facility physician will then screen all medication as to whether they are needed by the child during his/her stay.
Can my child see a Doctor/Nurse/Therapist while in the J.C.J.D.C.?
Absolutely – juveniles may fill out request forms to speak with any of the above.
Why hasn't my child telephoned me?
All juveniles are permitted a phone call upon their admission. Some juveniles may choose to refuse their phone call. Phone calls are then given each night when their Probation Officer provides us with an approved visitation/phone call/letter list.
I forgot/lost my license. Will I be allowed to visit my child anyway?
If you are unable to provide a picture ID on visitation day, special arrangements will need to be made with the child’s Probation Officer and/or the Executive Director.
My child is misbehaving. Can I have him/her admitted for the weekend?
No – all admissions are through the court system. We do offer “Scared Straight” tours. These need to be arranged through the Executive Director.