Juvenile Justice Transportation & Jail Removal

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

What is the purpose of this service?

Youth under the age of 17 are not supposed to be held in an adult jail, but getting them to a detention center is difficult, so this program helps follow these rules.

Who can receive these services?

Youth (age of 17 and younger) who have been accused of a crime and need to be taken to a detention center.

What services are offered?

Transportation to a detention center for youth, 17 years of age or younger who:

  • have committed a crime,
  • are being held in an adult jail within 6 hours of the first hearing before a judge, and
  • are in need of being taken to a detention center.

How to apply?

Contact a Juvenile Justice Transportation Provider if you are:

  • a Youth
  • a Parent/Guardian
  • a Judge
  • a State's Attorney,
  • a Public Defender,
  • a Probation Department staff,
  • the County Sheriff,
  • a Municiple Law Enforcement Staff, and/or
  • a Detention Center staff.

Additional Information:

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention

DHS Office Locator

DHS Help Line

  • 1-800-843-6154
  • 1-800-447-6404 TTY