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Detention Centers


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Detention centers are for youth who are detained under specific circumstances set by Florida statute. There are 21 facilities divided into 3 regions throughout the state of Florida. They hold youth that are awaiting court dates or placement in a residential facility.


Dixie Fosler

Assistant Secretary

2737 Centerview Drive
Suite 3100
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3100

(850) 921-6292
(850) 922-7735

Colette Antozzi

North Region Director

2020 Capital Circle, SE
Alexander Building, Suite 1200
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3100

(850) 717-2835

Image of the counties included in the North region for Detention Facilities
St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center 1301 Bell Avenue StLucie (772) 468-3940 (772) 468-4005 St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee Fort Pierce Dedilia Finlayson Douglas Kane and John Johnson
 Wed  8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Fri  8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Sun  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 50 bed, hardware secure facility that serves youth detained by various circuit court(s). Youth are detained pending adjudication, disposition or placement in commitment facility.

The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment. Services for youth include: education, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. Medical and mental health are contracted services. Educational services are funded by the Department of Education through local school districts.

A typical day in secure detention would involve hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and court appearance as scheduled. The average length of stay in secure detention is approximately 10 days.

Please contact the Superintendent if interested in donating time and/or resources to enhance detention program activities.

Note: Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are approved visitors. Others may only visit if so ordered by the court or specifically approved by the superintendent or designee. Legal counsel, probation, law enforcement and clergy and other professionals may visit detainees as necessary, but are subject to the same requirements regarding signing-in and contraband. All visitors must have a photo ID.

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FL 34982

Monica Gray

Central Region Director

3710 Corporex Park Drive
Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33619

(813) 577-7020

Image of the counties included in the Northwest region for Facilities
St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center 1301 Bell Avenue StLucie (772) 468-3940 (772) 468-4005 St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee Fort Pierce Dedilia Finlayson Douglas Kane and John Johnson
 Wed  8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Fri  8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Sun  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 50 bed, hardware secure facility that serves youth detained by various circuit court(s). Youth are detained pending adjudication, disposition or placement in commitment facility.

The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment. Services for youth include: education, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. Medical and mental health are contracted services. Educational services are funded by the Department of Education through local school districts.

A typical day in secure detention would involve hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and court appearance as scheduled. The average length of stay in secure detention is approximately 10 days.

Please contact the Superintendent if interested in donating time and/or resources to enhance detention program activities.

Note: Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are approved visitors. Others may only visit if so ordered by the court or specifically approved by the superintendent or designee. Legal counsel, probation, law enforcement and clergy and other professionals may visit detainees as necessary, but are subject to the same requirements regarding signing-in and contraband. All visitors must have a photo ID.

Image of the St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center
FL 34982

Kevin Housel

South Region Director

3300 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33142

(305) 637-4500

Image of the counties included in the South region for Facilities
St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center 1301 Bell Avenue StLucie (772) 468-3940 (772) 468-4005 St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee Fort Pierce Dedilia Finlayson Douglas Kane and John Johnson
 Wed  8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Fri  8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Sun  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 50 bed, hardware secure facility that serves youth detained by various circuit court(s). Youth are detained pending adjudication, disposition or placement in commitment facility.

The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment. Services for youth include: education, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. Medical and mental health are contracted services. Educational services are funded by the Department of Education through local school districts.

A typical day in secure detention would involve hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and court appearance as scheduled. The average length of stay in secure detention is approximately 10 days.

Please contact the Superintendent if interested in donating time and/or resources to enhance detention program activities.

Note: Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are approved visitors. Others may only visit if so ordered by the court or specifically approved by the superintendent or designee. Legal counsel, probation, law enforcement and clergy and other professionals may visit detainees as necessary, but are subject to the same requirements regarding signing-in and contraband. All visitors must have a photo ID.

Image of the St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center
FL 34982
St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center 1301 Bell Avenue StLucie (772) 468-3940 (772) 468-4005 St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee Fort Pierce Dedilia Finlayson Douglas Kane and John Johnson
 Wed  8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Fri  8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 Sun  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 50 bed, hardware secure facility that serves youth detained by various circuit court(s). Youth are detained pending adjudication, disposition or placement in commitment facility.

The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment. Services for youth include: education, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. Medical and mental health are contracted services. Educational services are funded by the Department of Education through local school districts.

A typical day in secure detention would involve hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and court appearance as scheduled. The average length of stay in secure detention is approximately 10 days.

Please contact the Superintendent if interested in donating time and/or resources to enhance detention program activities.

Note: Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are approved visitors. Others may only visit if so ordered by the court or specifically approved by the superintendent or designee. Legal counsel, probation, law enforcement and clergy and other professionals may visit detainees as necessary, but are subject to the same requirements regarding signing-in and contraband. All visitors must have a photo ID.

Image of the St. Lucie Regional Juvenile Detention Center
FL 34982

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