Juvenile Detention Center

The Taylor County Juvenile Justice Center is located in Abilene, Texas and is part of Taylor and Jones counties in west-central Texas.  The Taylor County Juvenile Justice Center operates a secure detention center and is located at the Juvenile Center headquarters at 889 South 25th Street, Abilene, Texas, 79602, adjacent to the Taylor County Sheriff's Department. The detention center is a secure environment for youth charged with a delinquent offense.  It is designed to provide a safe living environment and provides a range of services for the juvenile to include:  medical, educational, psychological, and recreational services.

The facility is staffed and equipped to meet the residents' basic needs, including academic instruction, which is provided by the Abilene Independent School District.

The pre-adjudication juvenile detention center is a co-ed facility certified by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) to house up to 22 youth, ages 10-17.

The fundamental goal of the program is to provide a safe and secure environment for residents and staff while the staff gathers valuable information regarding the child's family, school, social, medical, and psychological histories to aid the Juvenile Probation Department in the disposition of the referral, and rehabilitation of the child.

Administrators:


Deputy Chief of Secure Facilities                                   Levi Lawrence
Quality Assurance Officer/PREA Coordinator                Joe Reese
 

Address:


889 S. 25th Street
Abilene, Texas 79602

Phone:

    (325) 691-7462

Fax:

        (325) 691-1500