Friday, August 01, 2014

Juvenile Detention Center


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About

Children ages 10 through 16 who commit an unlawful act may receive a municipal ticket which is issued by a local law enforcement agency, or a criminal charge issued by the Racine County District Attorney's Office. The type and severity of the unlawful activity defines the kind of legal consequences the youth may receive. Municipal violations are handled by local Municipal Courts and are not ordinarily referred to the Human Services Department.

Under some circustances, the youth may immediatly be transported to the Detention Center because of the nature of the crime. In some instances a judge may order incarceration in the Detention Center as punishment for a crime or for their inappropriate behavior such as not complying with an order of the court.

Youth aged 17 or over are treated as adults under Wisconsin criminal code and thus are subjected to Adult Court jurisdiction.

Location

The Racine County Juvenile Detention Center is located on the on the fourth floor of the Racine County Dennis Kornwolf Service Center at 1717 Taylor Avenue, Racine, Wisconsin.  The telephone number for the Juvenile Detention Center is: (262) 638-6729.

The Juvenile Detention Center is a secure, limited access facility and can be accessed only through a series of doors and an elevator controlled from a console located in the Detention Center.  During regular business hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, the center may be accessed via the Human Services lobby entrance located on the south side of the Service Center.  During holidays and non-business hours, the facility may be accessed via the after-hours entrance located on the south end of the Service Center.  This door is on the exterior of the building and around the corner from the entrance to Human Services Department.  In order to enter the detention center through the after-hours entrance, visitors are required to press the intercom button to announce their presence and must have a picture ID. 

Visitors who do not have proper identification will not be permitted to enter the Center.

NOTE: All persons entering the Racine County Dennis Kornwolf Service Center are subject to search.


Telephone

Each living area is equipped with two call-collect telephones for personal calls.  Telephone calls made via these telephones will ask the called party whether they will pay for the call.  If the called party will not pay for the call, the call will be dropped.  Juveniles are permitted to make telephone calls during non-programming hours.  No personal calls are allowed after 8:45 p.m.  If you have a collect call block on your telephone, the juvenile will not be able to call you.  The Center does not assume the responsibility if the juvenile cannot call you because of your telephone arrangement.

Staff provides calls to attorneys, case managers, counselors, and clergymen at no cost to the juvenile.

Visitation

Only the immediate family may visit a juvenile in the Detntion Center.  The 'immediate family' is limited to: mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent(s), legal guardian(s), and foster parents.  No other individuals will be permitted to visit.

Visitation at the detention center is a non-contact visit limited to two family members per visit.  No more than four (4) visitors total per every twenty-four hours.

Visitation at the detention center is scheduled at two different times for family convenience.  Do not attempt to visit during non-visiting hours.

Visiting hours are:

 Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There are no special visitation hours for holidays.  Visitation hours remain the same year round.

Each visitation is limited to thirty (30) minutes.

Visitors will not be permitted to visit if under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance.

Any visitor under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by an adult family member.

Absolutely NO personal items are permitted to be brought into the center for the juvenile.

Complete Care

While a juvenile in incarcerated, the Juvenile Detention Center is responsible for his/her care and well-being as required by Wisconsin law.  The Detention Center provides each child with clean clothing, toothbrushes, toothpaste, comb, soap, deodorant, linen, reading and writing materials, Bibles, emergency medical care, education, one hour of recreation, games, emergency psychological care and three meals a day.


Medical Care

The Racine County Juvenile Detention Center contracts with a licensed physician and a registered nurse for medical services.

Parents/Legal guardians are asked to complete a medical consent form so that their child may receive prompt medical care.  Although the Center provides emergency medical attention, your child may require more extensive treatment.  Parents are notified prior to the provision of alternative care.

Parents/Legal guardians should be aware that the Center is not responsible for medical care delivered outside of the Center; therefore, parents will be responsible for paying for those medical bills.

If a child is presently taking prescription medication, please supply the Center with the medication and the name of the physician as quickly as possible.

Education

While a child is being detained at the Center, he/she is required to attend school daily for one hour.  Racine Unified School District employs three full-time teachers.  If a child attends school, we encourage parents to bring their child’s school work, enabling him/her to keep up with their work.  No other material(s) are allowed.  Do not bring in papers with staples or paper clips in them.  No spiral bound notebooks or folders with metal tabs are allowed.  All school work will be searched for these items prior to being delivered to a child.

Contact Us

Children ages 10 through 16 who commit an unlawful act may receive a municipal ticket which is issued by a local law enforcement agency, or a criminal charge issued by the Racine County District Attorney's Office. The type and severity of the unlawful activity defines the kind of legal consequences the youth may receive. Municipal violations are handled by local Municipal Courts and are not ordinarily referred to the Human Services Department.

Under some circumstances, the youth may immediately be transported to the Detention Center because of the nature of the crime. In some instances a judge may order incarceration in the Detention Center as punishment for a crime or for their inappropriate behavior such as not complying with an order of the court.

Youth aged 17 or over are treated as adults under Wisconsin criminal code and thus are subjected to Adult Court jurisdiction.

Jonathan Delagrave, Human Services Director, is responsible for the overall operation of the Department while Division Managers have more limited areas of responsibility. 

If you are receiving service from the Human Services Department your most effective way for communicating with the department is through the social worker or case manager assigned to you or their immediate supervisor.  Your social worker or case manager can tell you the name and contact information of their supervisor.  They can also provide information about appealing a decision that you believe is wrong.

If you are not receiving services from the department but wish to find out more information you may call 411 who will direct your call to the person or agency in Racine County that can provide the information you seek.

Complaints, compliments or other issues related to the Human Services Department or Juvenile Detention services may be directed to:

Jonathan Delagrave, Director Jessica Mallett,  Superintendent 
262-638-6646 262-638-6722
Jonathan.Delagrave@GoRacine.org

Jessica.Mallett@GoRacine.org

  

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