The state of Florida is split into three geographical regions with twelve juvenile detention centers spread across all three. These youth detention centers hold youth offenders until they are sentenced or moved to a more permanent residential program. The state also has residential facilities for youth offenders who have been sentenced to confinement, and there are programs all over the state to support that initiative.
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is the entity in charge of all facilities and Florida juvenile inmate records. Juvenile records are kept confidential. Therefore, no one will be able to conduct a Florida juvenile detention center inmate search online, but they can contact The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice to locate someone. They do have forms on their website for this specific purpose. Family and friends will be given access much easier than a complete stranger. They also have a helpful list of FAQs on their website for families who have no idea what to expect for themselves or for their child. Visitation is generally allowed with some restrictions.
Florida juvenile detention centers are used only for short-term holding of youth offenders. They hold pretrial detainees and other juvenile inmates who are awaiting the move to a residential facility. The list of twenty-one detention centers in Florida include:
Florida has fifty-six residential treatment facilities where youth offenders remain for their entire sentence. These facilities provide long-term care with education, medical healthcare services, treatment for addictions, and mental health counseling.
There are 1243 total beds available across all juvenile detention centers.
Most youth offenders stay less than 30 days in juvenile detention.
In 2018, almost 60,000 youths were arrested and confined to juvenile detention.