Marion County Juvenile Detention
Our mission is to provide each youth time to emphasize their strengths in a safe and secure environment, reflect on their choices, and encourage positive family relationships.
Our facility provides every juvenile with positive role modeling from highly trained staff members.
Marion County is located at 2970 Center St. NE, Salem, Oregon.
The Detention Center operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year within the guidelines and requirements as established by both Oregon State Statute and County policy. All youth are expected to follow the rules and requirements of the facility while in custody.
Detention provides a safe and secure environment for the temporary custody of delinquent youth who
Have been charged by Law Enforcement with attempting or committing an offense
Who present the highest risk to community safety
Have willfully failed to appear at one or more juvenile court proceedings
Are on juvenile probation and have failed to comply with one or more of the conditions of probation
Detention is a structured environment. Youth receive education, counseling, medical services, physical education and recreation, and cognitive and other skill development programs.
Youth are provided year round education for all youth in detention.
Medical and Counseling Services
Youth have access to medical and counseling services while in the facility. Each youth is medically screened at their intake and have the ability to access counseling services for emotional needs while in the facility.
Physical Education and Recreation
Youth receive the opportunity for large muscle and leisure recreation activities daily. The goal of the recreation program is to provide a variety of activities, which promote healthy and fit lifestyles and to educate youth on the importance of regular exercise and healthy social interaction.
Youth are provided opportunities to engage in skills development activities daily. The objective of the skills development is to provide a variety of activities, which promote healthy attitudes, values and beliefs and to educate youth on the importance of developing awareness of how their thinking effects their behavior.