Any child who is referred for admission to Secure Detention must be approved by the Montgomery County Juvenile Probation Department and be accompanied by a legally signed and notarized petition alleging a delinquent act or a signed court order authorizing detention. A detention hearing before the juvenile judge must then be held within 72 hours to determine if the child is to remain in custody pending further court action.
Purpose of Program
The basic purpose of the detention program is to provide secure short-term protective care and custody to juveniles, ages 10 to 18, who have allegedly violated the law or have been adjudicated delinquent for a criminal offense and have been deemed to represent a danger to either themselves or the community.
School and Supervision
All detention residents attend school Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Detention counselors provide residents with structured activities after school and on weekends. Secure Detention counselors supervise the residents at all times to assure the residents’ safety and security.
Clothing and all toiletry items are provided by the center for each resident. However, residents may wear their own sneakers.
Secure Detention is located at:
540 Port Indian Road
Norristown PA 19403