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Kentucky's juvenile detention system provides pre-trial detention of all alleged delinquent juveniles and ensures state-operated detention centers to be available for all counties. DJJ also offers a wide range of alternatives to secure detention programs and services are available in each area to serve juveniles who do not require secure placement -- thus, creating a detention custody continuum. Alternative programs may include intensive community supervision, home detention, home incarceration, staff secure shelters and/or foster homes.
If a youth is ordered detained at the detention hearing, DJJ staff screen the youth using a risk assessment evaluation tool. If the youth scores as suitable for a custody option other than secure detention, the facility’s Detention Alternatives Coordinator makes a decision as to which option is most suitable based upon youth and family’s circumstances.
Tuesday - Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm (EST)Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm (EST)Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm (EST)
Tuesday - Thursday 3:30pm - 5:00pm (CST)Saturday 3:30pm - 5:00pm (CST)Sunday 3:30pm - 5:00pm (CST)