MOHAVE COURT

MOHAVE COURT

LawForKids.org staff were invited to tour the Mohave County Detention Facility in order to show you what a day in the life is like for a juvenile in the detention facility. The tour shows photographs and explains our experiences. This photo shows the Mohave County Court House. Inside the Mohave County Court House is the Juvenile Court. The advisory, adjudication and disposition hearings for many juveniles in Mohave County take place at this Court House. An advisory hearing is a formal court process read more

MOHAVE COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER

MOHAVE COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER

Welcome to the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Virtual Tour. This facility can house up to 30 juveniles, ages 8-17. Juveniles in this facility include: Juveniles waiting to go to court Juveniles going through a trial Juveniles waiting for the court to decide consequences Juveniles housed in the facility as a consequence of their actions (When you are done with this tour, you can learn more about advisory, adjudication and disposition hearings by viewing the Mohave Court tab on this tour read more

ENTRANCE

ENTRANCE

Juveniles who have allegedly committed a delinquent act are escorted by police through these doors. A Detention Officer from the detention facility must open the doors from the inside. Once inside, the youth are released from police custody into the care of the detention facility. Once in the detention facility, detention officers are responsible for the youth and the youth is expected to follow the rules of the detention center. read more

PROCESSING

PROCESSING

After being released into the detention facility's care, youth will wait in the intake area until a detention officer is ready to process him or her into the detention facility. For the safety of all the youth in the facility, each new detainee is searched by an officer of the same gender to take any items that may be a danger to the youth or others. The officer will collect all of the juvenile’s personal belongings and store the items until the juvenile is released. Youth will also wait in these read more

PROCESSING (Shower)

PROCESSING (Shower)

All detainees shower and change from their street clothes into the detainee uniform. Detainees receive one cotton shirt, one sweatshirt (in winter), one pair of pants or shorts with an elastic waistband and no pockets, under garments, shoes with no laces, shower shoes and a washcloth/towel.   read more

PROCESSING (Clothes)

PROCESSING (Clothes)

Shirts must be tucked into the waistband at all times and pants must be rolled at the cuff to the ankle. Clothes must be the appropriate size; ‘sagging’ is not permitted. Make-up, colognes/perfumes and hair products, such as gel and hairspray, are not allowed. Once the new detainee is dressed in appropriate attire they are taken to their living unit known as their ‘Wing’. read more

HEALTH

HEALTH

Each detainee is given a wellness check by a registered nurse within 24 hours of being admitted at the facility. After the initial exam, youth may send a written request to see the nurse for their medical needs. Youth requiring daily medication receive their prescription from the nurse. While medications, medical exams and basic illnesses are cared for by the nurse, if an illness requires outside medical assistance, youth will be taken to the hospital under the supervision of a Detention Officer read more

RULES

RULES

Each Detention Facility has specific rules that the juveniles inside must follow. The rules are created to provide for the safety of everyone within the facility. These Rules were added to this site on September 1, 2011. The Rules can change. Call (928) 753-0720 to get the current rules. Click here to read the detention center handbook. read more

HOUSING

HOUSING

Each Wing houses 15 youth and has a general area where youth are able to write letters to their family, participate in educational programming provided by staff and watch approved television. Youth are given free time when their schedule allows and depending on their level. There are four behavior levels in this facility. Level 4 is the top level that can be achieved. Levels are decided through a rules based system in the facility. See the Rules tab for more information about levels. The general read more

ROOMS

ROOMS

Youth remain on the unit when it is time to sleep. Certain clothing, such as shoes and sweatshirts, are not permitted inside the cell to maintain the safety of those inside. Youth leave their shoes, socks and sweatshirts folded neatly outside their door prior to entering their room. Each cell may contain up to two people and each person is provided with two mats and one or more blankets. All youth are allowed to take one religious book into his/her room; however, depending on their level, youth can read more

ROOMS (Entrance)

ROOMS (Entrance)

Each day begins at 6:15am and, depending on level, will end at 9:45pm. Those with the lowest level go to bed at 5:30pm. (See the Rules page for a more on the level system) read more

HYGIENE

HYGIENE

Showers, sinks and toilets are located in each Wing and shared by all youth. Each person is allowed 5 minutes for their shower each day. Every person is given a baggie with a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant and comb when he/she comes to the facility. Each person is responsible for ensuring these items do not become lost. There are two bathrooms which are shared by everyone in the Wing. If youth need to use the restroom while they are in their room or the general area, they can request entrance read more

SCHOOL

SCHOOL

Just like public schools, youth at Mohave County Detention Facility are required to attend school every weekday. School is taught by certified teachers. Students attend school for 4 hours each day. Students are placed into their classroom based on their gender and testing. Detainees remain in their assigned classroom throughout their school day.  read more

SCHOOL (Entrance)

SCHOOL (Entrance)

Many detainees in Mohave County have achieved their GED through the academic programs at this facility. The student’s successes can be seen on the “GED Tree” in the hallway. read more

EXERCISE

EXERCISE

In addition to school, youth are given 30 minutes of outside exercise and 30 minutes of inside exercise each day. Outside exercise can be playing basketball or volleyball. Youth are also allowed to toss a football. All youth must participate in all exercise activities while Wing staff supervise. Physical contact is not permitted. read more

FOOD (Cafeteria)

FOOD (Cafeteria)

Dining and visits are located in the cafeteria. All meals are eaten with Wing-mates and under the supervision of their Wing staff. read more

FOOD

FOOD

 All food is well-balanced and meant to provide the proper nutrition. If needed, meals will be provided that meet special dietary needs. Special dietary needs may include medical, religious and/or vegetarian reasons. read more

VISITORS

VISITORS

Visitors enter the facility using this entrance. All visits happen in the cafeteria within the facility. Only parents/guardians and grandparents are allowed to visit and up to 3 people can visit at one time.  Visiting is allowed every Saturday, Sunday and Monday and can last up to 30 minutes each.  Visits must remain peaceful and safe. To maintain safety, no physical contact is permitted and visitors are not allowed to bring in any personal belongings or gifts.  If inappropriate conversation, read more

VISITORS (Entrance)

VISITORS (Entrance)

Once inside the entrance, visitors will go through a metal detector before being permitted into the secure facility. read more

VISITORS (Outside)

VISITORS (Outside)

Inside the facility, visitors will meet with youth in the cafeteria. read more

  • MOHAVE COURT

    MOHAVE COURT

    LawForKids.org staff were invited to tour the Mohave County...

  • MOHAVE COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER

    MOHAVE COUNTY JUVENILE...

    Welcome to the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Virtual Tour....

  • ENTRANCE

    ENTRANCE

    Juveniles who have allegedly committed a delinquent act are...

  • PROCESSING

    PROCESSING

    After being released into the detention facility's care, youth...

  • PROCESSING (Shower)

    PROCESSING (Shower)

    All detainees shower and change from their street clothes into...

  • PROCESSING (Clothes)

    PROCESSING (Clothes)

    Shirts must be tucked into the waistband at all times and pants...

  • HEALTH

    HEALTH

    Each detainee is given a wellness check by a registered nurse...

  • RULES

    RULES

    Each Detention Facility has specific rules that the juveniles...

  • HOUSING

    HOUSING

    Each Wing houses 15 youth and has a general area where youth...

  • ROOMS

    ROOMS

    Youth remain on the unit when it is time to sleep. Certain...

  • ROOMS (Entrance)

    ROOMS (Entrance)

    Each day begins at 6:15am and, depending on level, will end at...

  • HYGIENE

    HYGIENE

    Showers, sinks and toilets are located in each Wing and shared...

  • HYGIENE (Supplies)

    HYGIENE (Supplies)

  • SCHOOL

    SCHOOL

    Just like public schools, youth at Mohave County Detention...

  • SCHOOL (Entrance)

    SCHOOL (Entrance)

    Many detainees in Mohave County have achieved their GED through...

  • EXERCISE

    EXERCISE

    In addition to school, youth are given 30 minutes of outside...

  • FOOD (Cafeteria)

    FOOD (Cafeteria)

    Dining and visits are located in the cafeteria. All meals are...

  • FOOD

    FOOD

     All food is well-balanced and meant to provide the proper...

  • VISITORS

    VISITORS

    Visitors enter the facility using this entrance. All visits...

  • VISITORS (Entrance)

    VISITORS (Entrance)

    Once inside the entrance, visitors will go through a metal...

  • VISITORS (Outside)

    VISITORS (Outside)

    Inside the facility, visitors will meet with youth in the...

  • VISITORS (Inside)

    VISITORS (Inside)