"Clark County Juvenile Detention Center" General Information


The Clark County Juvenile Detention Center (CCJDC) is located at 601 North Pecos Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. A jail for kids ages eight to eighteen (8 - 18), the CCJDC tries to steer the children towards social services to prevent reoffending.

CCJDC visiting hours are Saturday or Sunday morning. Parents and guardians may not make phone calls to the children in custody, but the children may make outgoing calls to their families.

Currently CCJDC has 192 beds. Cells provide mattresses and a toilet. The facility also implements house-arrest and electronic monitoring for some non-violent offenders.

In this article our Las Vegas Juvenile Defense lawyers provide general information about the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center in Nevada, including contact information, visiting hours, and medical care. Click on a question to jump to the answer.

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Kids suspected of breaking the law in Las Vegas may be booked at Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

1. Where is the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center?

Clark County Juvenile Detention Center is located in the same building as the Juvenile Court at 601 North Pecos Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Note that Clark County Juvenile Detention Center is commonly referred to by several different names including Clark County Juvenile Hall, Las Vegas Juvenile Hall, and Las Vegas Juvi Hall.

2. How do I contact the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center?

The phone number for Clark County Juvenile Detention Center is (702) 455-5200.

3. What are the visiting hours at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center?

Each housing unit in the facility has its own visiting schedule:

  • For Units E-1 and E 2 and E-6, visiting hours are Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • For Units E-3 and E-4 and E-5, visiting hours are Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The only people allowed to visit Las Vegas Juvenile Hall are the parents and legal guardians specified on the booking sheet. Children are not allowed in the building.

Clergy may visit if they make an appointment. The child's attorney is allowed to visit as well.

3.1. First visit & final visit

Parents and guardians are allowed to visit the day of the child's first court hearing. Hours are between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Parents and guardians are also allowed to visit the day before the child's departure to another institution. Call (702) 455-5200 for more information.

3.2. Visiting policy, behavior & dress code

Visitors must bring a photo ID. They will not be allowed to visit if they are drunk, high or are unruly.

Visitors cannot bring gifts or toiletries for the child with some exceptions: Visitors may bring eye contact products and tennis shoes if the detention administration approves it.

Visitors may not wear tank tops, halter tops, crop tops or shorts. it is advised to dress conservatively.

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CCJDC does not receive incoming calls to inmate children.

4. Can I call my child at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center?

As with most jails, Clark County Juvenile Hall does not accept incoming calls to children. But the children may call their parents, guardians, or attorneys at designated times using facility phones.

Note you may send letters to your child by mail through the U.S. Postal Service. You cannot give them to your child personally while visiting.

The Clark County Juvenile Detention Center mailing address is:

CHILD'S NAME 601 North Pecos Rd. Unit # (if known) Las Vegas, NV 89101

Children may send no more than two letters per week from Las Vegas Juvi Hall.

5. How does my child get admitted to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center?

Children suspected of delinquency in Nevada may be handcuffed and booked at the facility. The booking process is meant to scare the children into never getting into trouble again:

5.1. Booking

The booking officer records the minor's identifying information. This includes name, address, social security number, and guardian names. A warrant check is also run on the child's name.

Meanwhile the child has to empty his/her pockets' contents, which are inventoried and stored. The child also has to turn over their money, jewelry and shoes.

The child fills out a form authorizing the hall to keep his/her belongings. The items may be returned when the child is released.

Then the child is strip searched, which occurs in private with an intake processor of like gender. The child is not physically touched but is instructed to remove their underwear.

Children are not subjected to body cavity searches unless police obtain a search warrant to. And then they can be conducted only by medical personnel in a hospital.

5.2. Post-booking

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The CCJDC involves a strip search.

What happens after booking depends upon the child's history and seriousness of the charge.

In more serious cases, the child will stay in detention pending their next court appearance. Or depending on the circumstances the child is sent to a different facility like Child Haven.

Otherwise the child is put in a private holding cell until his/her parent or guardian arrives. At that point the probation officer Miranda-izes the child and interviews the parents. The officer will then determine whether the child can go home or would be safer in another facility.

(If the child is accused of murder, he/she will automatically be sent to Clark County Detention Center. Clark County Detention Center is a jail facility for adults.)

6. How will my child get his/her medicine at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center?

If your child takes medicine, call the nursing office at (702) 455-4857. The medical staff must approve all medicine before it is administered to the child.

7. Will my child receive schooling at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center?

Yes. Children detainees are provided basic public school education as well as shelter, clothes and food. The facility also offers programs on the following subjects:

  • self-esteem
  • conflict resolution
  • gang intervention
  • drug awareness
  • life skills training
  • arts & crafts
  • guidelines to positive behavior
  • yoga & cultural awareness
  • current events
  • health & hygiene

There are communal areas for watching TV, reading and attending class.

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