Since 1999, Somerset County has been contracting with Middlesex County
for bed space for youth who are deemed to be in need of secure
confinement. All youth who are held in detention through Somerset County
are placed in Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC), which is
located on Apple Orchard Lane, off Route 130 North, in North Brunswick.
Juveniles may be placed in detention upon arrest for a complaint
of juvenile delinquency (offense) and may remain in detention until
their case is completed. Juveniles also may be sent to detention for up
to 60 days as part of a disposition (sentencing)**. Parents of youth
placed in juvenile detention are provided with a Detention Information
offers information about visitation, phone calls, mail, personal items,
clothing and directions.
Social services, educational services,
medical services and psychiatric services are provided as needed. The
Coordinator of Juvenile Institutional Services gathers pertinent
information; provides case management; acts as liaison between the
detention center and other agencies involved with the detained youth;
and advocates for all Somerset County youth in detention.
more information about juvenile detention, contact Monica Mulligan at
For more information, contact Juvenile Institutional Services at
**Youth receiving dispositions that include commitments time of 6 months
or more are transferred to the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC).
Information about JJC facilities can be found at
Juvenile Institutional Services
27 Warren Street
Somerville, NJ 08876