The Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center is located in Prescott, Arizona. Currently, the facility has 57 beds and in FY2010-2011 held 998 juveniles throughout the course of the year. When a juvenile is detained in the detention center, he or she is immediately put on a level system that rewards positive behavior and consequences negative behavior. Juveniles within the detention center attend school, as provided by the Board of Education, attend treatment, and participate in activities that promote positive character growth.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
*Please arrive by 5:45 PM
Weekends and Holidays, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
*Please arrive by 1:45 PM
Identification is required for all visitors 12 years of age or older. A school identification card
or other form of identification is acceptable for youth.
Detention Substance Abuse Treatment (D.S.A.T.)
Juveniles who have been placed on probation and are experiencing substance abuse problems may be ordered into this 43-day inpatient treatment program. The program offers a regimented daily routine which includes physical conditioning, intensive substance abuse counseling and education, community service, life skills and community service participation. The West Yavapai and Verde Valley Guidance Clinics collaborate with the court for the delivery of the intensive counseling component. Each juvenile receives daily counseling and education groups, individual and family counseling sessions and multi-family groups. Six juveniles may participate in the program at any time. The DSAT program is based out of the Yavapai County Juvenile Detention Center.
Educational tours of the juvenile detention center are available to the public on the second Saturday of every month starting at 10:00 am. Interested individuals do not need to sign up ahead of time, and children are welcome to attend with or without a parent. The tour takes approximately one hour and gives attendees an in-depth overview of the detention center’s operations. Participants should meet at the main entrance by 10:00 am where a detention officer will greet you. Cell phones, weapons, and tobacco products are not allowed inside the facility. Accommodations for large groups can be made by contacting detention administration at (928) 771-3174.