Juvenile Detention Center
The Johnson County Juvenile Center – Detention Facility began operations in November 2002. Facility construction began in the year 2000 following consultation with the building architects and contractors and extensive review of design proposals to ensure incorporation of all aspects of the Standards for Operation of a Juvenile Detention Facility (Rule 111.03) into the design and construction of the new facility.
The facility can house 10 youth under the age of 17 and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Education - Youth in secure detention attend school every day that the Warrensburg public schools are in session. A teacher is provided by the Warrensburg R-VI School District, and to the greatest extent possible, youth work to maintain their regular academic programming.
Recreation - An exercise room is equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, chin-up bar, weight training machines, and free space for open exercise.
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative - Since 2008 the Johnson County Juvenile Office has participated in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). A multidisciplinary collaboration of county agencies has provided input and support in assessing conditions of confinement and ensuring that secure detention is used only for the most serious juvenile offenders.