Secure Youth Detention Program

The Louisville Metro Youth Detention Center, on the corner of 8th and Jefferson Street, is the location of the nationally accredited Secure Detention Program.

The Secure Detention section of the building houses pre-adjudicated juveniles, needing the most secure form of detention, prior to their court date.

To learn more about the different processes that occur when a youth is brought to the Center, checkout Admission Procedures; Court Procedures;Release/Transfer Procedures.

The Secure Detention Program Services provided to detained youth include the following: Medical Services, Education, Social Services, Recreation, and Volunteer Services.

Detained youth may visit with their lawyer at any time.  There is also a Visitation Information and Visitation Schedule provided for all parents and /or legal guardians.  If you are interested in a position with Youth Detention Services, please check out Recruitment.