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We are the youth services facility for Lancaster County. We have both a secure detention facility and a staff secure facility. Youth are classified according to offenses. The more serious offenders are held in secure detention.
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We have recently moved into our new building. The physical location of both the business office and the detention facility is the second right-hand turn after the intersection of Nebraska Highway 2 and South 14th Street. Drive past Lincoln Mattress Company and make a second right-hand turn. We are located in the Youth Services Center building.
The only way a youth is placed in the Youth Services Center is for a law violation authorized by an officer of the court including a law enforcement officer, judge, or probation officer.
Youth must be accused of a Law Violation for placement. We abide by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Detention Prevention act.
Yes, parents are encouraged to visit their children. The visitation schedule is according to housing assignments, so it is best to call the Youth Services Center at 402-441-7090 to inquire.
Yes! There is an Educational Program by Lincoln Public Schools that functions in the Youth Services Center year-round. There currently are full-time certified teachers, paraeducators, and an Educational Coordinator who work on-site.
Come through the front entrance into the lobby, turn to your left. There is an intercom button by the door that you will need to push. A staff member will answer your request and help you. This can be done at any time, but it is best to come during regular business hours.
No, the Youth Services Center furnishes everything your child needs in the way of clothing and shoes.