Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Can I get my child locked up?
A.  No.  All residents are lodged on a court order.

Q.  Who can visit?
​A.  Parents, step-parents, grandparents, and legal guardians.

Q.  How do I drop off my child's medication?
​A.  Medication can be dropped off at any time; we are open 24/7.  All medications must be in the original packaging.  Over the counter medications must be unopened and prescriptions must
​have original labels affixed.

Q.  Are medical/dental services provided?
​A.  All residents receive a medical exam within 7 days of admit and when needed for additional 
​medical issues.  JCYC has a monthly dental clinic, at which time all eligible residents are seen. 

Q.  What should I do if my child has a scheduled outside medical appointment?
​A.  Please call the supervisor on duty at 517-788-4460 to schedule a transport.

Q.  Does my child need money or clothing items?
​A.  No.  All food, clothes, and hygiene items are provided. 

Q.  Can I call and speak to my child or can my child call home?
​A.  Parents are not allowed to call and speak to their child.  However, residents are allowed a 
​5 minute weekly call home if they are on Advance status.

​Q.  Do the residents attend school?
​A.  Yes.  Residents attend school Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  Our school services are provided by teachers from the Jackson County Intermediate School District.

Q.  Can I drop off my child's school work from their school?
​A.  Yes.  School work can be dropped off at any time.  However, parents are responsible for
​ensuring the school work is returned back to the resident's home school once it is completed.

Q.  How can I find out how my child is behaving?
​A.  Parents are welcome to call and ask to speak to a supervisor at 517-788-4460 for this
​information.

Q.  Where do I send or drop off mail?
​A.  All incoming mail must be sent through the United States Postal Service.  Mail is not allowed to be dropped off at our facility.  Send mail to:  930 Fleming Ave., Jackson, MI  49202

Q.  When is my child's next court date?

A.  All court information should be obtained by calling the Family Court Department at 
​517-788-4450.

Q.  Can my child's pastor and/or counselor see them while they are detained?
​A.  Yes.  Please coordinate those visits with the resident's Probation Officer.  If your child does not have a Probation Officer, please contact the Youth Center and ask to speak to a supervisor.

Q.  What time can I pick up my child on their release date?
​A.  Any time after midnight unless otherwise specified on the court order.

​Q.  What items am I allowed to drop off for my child?
​A.  Postage stamps, books, magazines, and personal photographs (a total of 36).

Q.  Do you accept interns?
A.  Yes.  For more information, please contact TuWann Trammell, Shift Supervisor by phone at
​517-788-4460 or email at: 
ttrammell@co.jackson.mi.us