The state of North Carolina has only one type of confinement for youth offenders called juvenile detention centers. The state owns and operates six juvenile detention centers, and the Juvenile Justice division also monitors and oversees another two county-level juvenile detention centers.
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety Juvenile Justice Division is the government agency in charge of all juvenile offenders, facilities and all North Carolina juvenile inmate records. Juvenile records are kept private until the person is 18 years old and sometimes forever, if they apply for expungement to keep them private. Therefore, no one can just run a North Carolina juvenile detention center inmate search online. Anyone searching for a youth offender in North Carolina must contact The North Carolina Department of Public Safety Juvenile Justice Division or the facility itself.
The list of juvenile detention centers and their details are listed below:
The state-run juvenile detention centers may hold pretrial detainees and inmates sentenced to confinement by the courts. Along with mental health and substance abuse assessments, inmates receive treatment and programming for rehabilitation. The state-run juvenile detention centers in North Carolina are:
The state also uses Youth Development Centers, which are community-based programs that are not secure facilities. These facilities offer mentoring, education, and therapeutic treatment.
There are also two county-run detention centers for pretrial detainees and short-term youth offenders. These inmates also receive various treatments and programs while incarcerated. The list of county-based juvenile detention centers includes:
There are less than 500 kids in juvenile detention programs and facilities across North Carolina. The majority of kids in juvenile detention are between the ages of 14–16. Almost half (47%) are Black, 35% are white, 12% are Hispanic and the rest other races. Sixty-six percent of them are male and the rest female. Assault and larceny are the top reasons a youth offender ends up in juvenile detention in North Carolina.