Director's Message

Welcome to the Forsyth County Youth Services Center website. It is our intent to share with you some aspects of our work and the youth we serve within our facility. The Youth Center is one of 14 juvenile detention centers in the state. Ten facilities are state operated (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) and four are county operated (Forsyth, Guilford, Durham and Mecklenburg).

It is our mission to house youth who have been accused of committing a criminal offense in a safe, healthy and secure environment until the court has determined a disposition. We detain approximately 280 juveniles per year. The average length of stay for a juvenile is 17 days. A variety of services and programs are offered to our residents with the intent of promoting personal responsibility, good decision making and the development of positive social skills (see programs). In addition, both mental and physical health care are an intrical part of our program.

We invite you browse our website and learn more about the important work we do to promote public safety and positively intervene in the life of a young person in the juvenile justice system.

 

Tour the Facility

  1. Front Entrance
    Front Entrance

  2. Juvenile Day Area
    Juvenile Day Area

  3. Indoor Recreation Area
    Indoor Recreation Area

  4. Dining Room
    Dining Room

  5. Kitchen (Youth receive 3 meals per day along with 2 snacks.  Meals are not prepared on site; they are catered and served from 
	this location.)
    Kitchen (Youth receive 3 meals per day along with 2 snacks. Meals are not prepared on site; they are catered and served from this location.)

  6. Typical Juvenile Sleeping Room
    Typical Juvenile Sleeping Room

  7. Girl's T.V. Area
    Girl's T.V. Area

  8. Boy's T.V. Area
    Boy's T.V. Area

  9. Control Room
    Control Room

  10. Classroom (Juveniles are required to attend school during their detention stay.  Our school program is operated by the W-S/FC 
	School System and employs two teachers to provide instruction.)
    Classroom (Juveniles are required to attend school during their detention stay. Our school program is operated by the W-S/FC School System and employs two teachers to provide instruction.)

  11. Computer Lab
    Computer Lab

  12. Outside Recreation Area
    Outside Recreation Area

  13. Youth participate in outdoor recreation on a daily basis if weather permits.
    Youth participate in outdoor recreation on a daily basis if weather permits.

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