Somerset County contracts with Middlesex County for secure bed space. 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.
Parents of youth placed in detention are provided with a
Detention Information Sheet (English)
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.
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). Youth whose offenses are of a
more serious nature may be committed to the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC)
for a minimum term of 6 months.
For more information, contact Juvenile Institutional Services at
Juvenile Institutional Services
27 Warren Street
Somerville, NJ 08876