Jackson County Juvenile Services Center
Design Achievement - Situated on the Jackson County Campus, this facility serves as a cornerstone architectural statement for the county. It's part of an urban governmental core, organized around a public green. DLR Group's design enables the client's community-based approach to juvenile treatment. Some students work outside the facility grounds while others participate in vocational or educational training, institution chores, and other activities. Public spaces, courts, court school, and counselor offices are on the public ground floor and housing is on the second floor, open to internal outdoor courtyards not visible from the street. Design of the building is based on medium security, single-cell requirements. The detention center is planned to allow visual control from a central control point.
Scope Summary - Forty-eight juveniles are housed in phase I with an additional 40 juveniles in planned for phase II. There is a shelter component for juveniles who are unable to be released to a parent or guardian, but who do not need to be detained. The facility also houses a juvenile court and hearings room with planned future expansion of another full, jury-capable courtroom. DLR Group was the design and programming lead and justice facility consultant working with Executive Architect Skelton, Straus, & Siebert. DLR Group provided programming, planning, architecture, and engineering services.