The Juvenile Detention Center handles the processing of all juvenile offenders within Nueces County. Juveniles are brought into the facility by Law Enforcement personnel and processed into the system. Depending on the severity of the offense, juveniles may be detained pending a hearing by a judge, or released to a parent or guardian.


The juvenile detention center has a 24 bed capacity with overflow of up to 16 additional beds. We currently detain juvenile from ages 10-17 for all types of offenses or by contract from smaller counties and/or other law enforcement agencies. 


Detention Visitation and Telephone Rules w/ hours


Educational Services

Educational services for juveniles in detention are provided by CCISD. The district provides 2 Certified Special Education teachers that see to the educational needs of detainees while in our care. The detainees will receive credit for their school work and attendance during their stay. All grades and attendance records are forwarded to their school of record upon release from the facility.


PREA Information


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