Juvenile Detention Center

The Logan County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) was opened in October, 2002. It is a maximum-security facility, which can accommodate up to 36 juveniles that law enforcement or juvenile court place here. These juveniles are either adjudicated delinquents or have been arrested on delinquency charges.

Logan County JDC is licensed by the Ohio Department of Youth Services and operates according to their requirements and recommendations.

Logan County JDC offers a wide variety of programs to the youth who are detained here. Education is provided year round by teachers who are certified by the Ohio Department of Education.

Many local agencies provide other programs for the youth that focus on an array of topics to include:
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Positive Changes
  • Boundaries Career Exploration
  • Drug and Alcohol Groups
Religious programs are offered for the youth if they choose to participate. Youth are required daily to participate in recreation. Logan County JDC has both indoor and outdoor recreation area.

Leisure time and reading is also available daily. Youth have access to make collect phone calls daily. The phone calls are limited to parents, legal guardians/custodians or their attorney of record. A court order may grant permission for others to be called.

Youth on discipline status will not have access to programs with the exception of recreation and religious programs.

Visitation Hours
  • Tuesday and Thursday 7-8 p.m.
  • Saturday 2-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday 6-7 p.m.
  • Saturday 1-2 pm
Juvenile Detention Center
104 S. Madriver St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Visitation Guidelines
  • Only parents and legal guardians may visit unless the youth’s local court has granted permission for others to visit. This must be done through a court order.
  • Picture identification is needed prior to visiting.
  • Visitation is granted on a first come, first served basis.
  • The visit may last 20 minutes.
  • If a youth is on any type of restriction, they will not be allowed visitation.
  • Parents may call prior to coming in to check on their child’s status.