Health & Behavioral Services

Meals & Nutrition

Meals are prepared on-site by employees of the MCJJC. Residents receive three (3) balanced meals a day plus an evening snack. Unless otherwise required for medical or religious purposes, all students are provided the same menu items. The mealtime schedule is as follows:
Breakfast: 6:15 a.m.
Lunch:     11:15 a.m.
Dinner:       5:00 p.m.
 Snack:        8:00 p.m.

Students are permitted to talk during meals. Students are expected to maintain sanitary and socially acceptable eating practices and table manners. Students are encouraged to eat the meal provided, and are not permitted to trade or give away food, drinks, or snacks at any time. Students are also required to maintain possession of their eating utensils until they are directed by staff to dispose of them.

Health Services

The Medical department is staffed by a full-time nurse and a physician who visits the facility once per week. The Nurse is responsible for obtaining pertinent medical information and history, overseeing all medications, and, if necessary, referring students to other health care facilities for treatment. Parents/legal guardians are required to fill out a Medical Authorization Form if a student is admitted to the Justice Center. 

Behavior Modification

A four-level system is in place to enable students to set and accomplish personal goals while in the Justice Center. This program allows students to make correct decisions by establishing rewards for positive behaviors and consequences for negative behaviors. Upon arrival to the unit, students begin with 60 points. 
Level 4:  90 to 100 points
Level 3:  80 to 85 points
Level 2:  70 to 75 points
Level 1:  60 to 65 points

Counseling and Religious Services

Students detained at the MCJJC have access to a Counselor. 

The Justice Detention Center provides voluntary, non-denominational religious services. A resident’s clergy is permitted to visit on an individual basis.