Juvenile delinquents are sometimes held in a detention center, or juvenile hall while waiting for a court appearance if it is determined that the teen is a public threat or other restriction alternatives are not considered appropriate.
Juvenile detention is not always intended to serve as punishment. In many cases juvenile detention is intended to provide education, heath, assessment, counseling and intervention services in order to maintain the child’s well-being during his/her tenure in the detention center.
Secure juvenile detention is meant for juveniles who are considered a threat to publish safety or who are in violation of a court order.
If a juvenile is taken into custody by the police in Gwinnett county for a delinquent or unruly charge, he/she will be held at the Gwinnett Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) until a first court appearance. The RYDC is operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice and is located on Hi Hope Lane in Lawrenceville.
If you child has been charged with a crime and is in detention or facing detention, give us a call. We’ll evaluate your child’s situation and develop a strategy for defending his/her charges.