Levels of Detention in Juvenile Court in Jacksonville

There are different levels of commitment when a juvenile is arrested in Jacksonville. The levels have different supervision and security standards.

1. Minimum Risk Non-Residential – Programs at this level work with the child and the child remains in the community. The child has to participate 5 days a week in the treatment program. The child has full access to the community. Children who are adjudicated a delinquent with sex crimes, crimes involving guns, first degree felonies, or life felonies are not allowed to be committed to this level.

2. Low Risk Residential – The child has unsupervised access to the community, but it is a residential program, campus-style. The program provides education and treatment. The children who get sentenced to this level have to pose a low risk to themselves and the public. Again, if your child committed a sex offense, gun crime, or life or first degree felonies, they are not eligible for this level.

3. Moderate Risk Residential – This program is residential and the child is allowed supervised access to the community. The building is secure with locking doors. Education is provided as well as treatment. There is supervision 24 hours a day in this level. Handcuffs can be used if deemed necessary.

4. High-Risk Residential – If a child is committed to this level, he or she will have no access to the community. In the final days of the commitment, if the child has completed the program, they may have visiting rights to their home, job interview, or for school enrollment.

5. Maximum Risk Residential – This program is the equivalent of a juvenile prison. This is a long-term residential program and the child has no access to the community.

If your child has been arrested in Jacksonville, call our Jacksonville Juvenile Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.