Juvenile Detention Center


COVID-19 Update for Visitors:

In light of the recent developments with COVID-19, the Juvenile Detention Center will be postponing all visits to the detention center.  All non-essential personnel will be denied access to the facility to ensure the health and safety of our clients.  

At this time all visitors are being directed to call us at (309) 888-5550.  

Anyone requiring signatures may do so by making an appointment or contacting us by fax or email.

We thank you for helping us keep safe the staff and residents of our 24-hour facility.

About the Center

The McLean County Juvenile Detention Center is a modern, 26-bed, short-term secure facility that houses juveniles who have been accused of serious crimes, or who have been sentenced to confinement for a short period of time.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create and maintain a safe, clean, and secure environment and deal with young people in a fair, firm, compassionate, and consistent manner. Residents are treated with respect and dignity while reinforcing positive behaviors. Our objectives are to diagnose needs and provide programs that address the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the young people in our care. We work to prepare them for a positive transition back to their homes, or to alternative placement settings.


The facility is accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. We are the only facility in the State of Illinois to maintain dual accreditation. We have received perfect inspections from the Department of Juvenile Justice.