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Juvenile Detention Center

Mark Milbrandt - Brown County Sheriff
Brian Bahr - Supervisor
    Brown County Juvenile Detention Center
    22 Court St Suite 1
    Aberdeen, SD  57401

  • Phone: (605) 626-7102
  • Fax: (605) 626-4015
  • Hours of Operation: 24 hours/7 days a week
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ONLY immediate family members may visit their youth in detention.  Extended family members, other than the parents/legal guardians, are not allowed to visit unless prior approval/arrangements are made with the facility administrator(s).  Officials from other agencies (attorneys, social workers, probation officers, counselors, clergy, etc.) can schedule visits at any reasonable time by making arrangements with JDC.

Visiting Hours:

SATURDAY and SUNDAY: 1-5PM by Appointment

Visitors may visit for ½ hour on visiting days.

The Brown County Juvenile Detention Center contains 9 secure beds, an educational classroom and 3 recreation areas.  The facility is designed for youth ages 10 through 17.

The JDC employs 8 full-time employees and 7 part-time staff members.  Two kitchen staffers coordinate meals for the Brown County JDC and Jail facilities.  A registered nurse provides essential medical care and oversees the administration of medication for the Brown County Jail and JDC.    The Aberdeen Public School District supplies a full-time teacher, by contract, to provide educational services. Students attend classes from 8:30 AM to 3: 25 PM, Monday through Friday, during the school year. During the evening hours and on weekends, youth attend recreational activities.

The JDC operates a Home Detention Program, which is a non-residential alternative to secure detention for youth from Brown County. Placement in this program must be authorized by a judge and approved by Home Detention Officers. The mission of this program is to provide participants with an opportunity to remain at home and attend school and/or work under the supervision of their parents and a Home Detention Officer, as opposed to remaining in secure detention until their case is disposed of.