The Scott County Juvenile Detention Center is a short term, 16 bed co-ed facility.
The Center offers more than short term security. In compliance with laws and standards established by the State of Iowa, the program is designed to define limits on behaviors and hold youth accountable for their behaviors.
The Center began taking youth for detention on December 1, 1980, with an occupancy of 5 youth, in FY 86/87 this was expanded to 6 beds. Again in 1994, it was necessary to expand the Center to 10 beds.
The Juvenile Detention Center most recent expansion was finished in 2003. Staff is pleased with the new facility that will be safer and more secure. Among the changes, the center has increased capacity by six beds for a total of 16 beds.