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MIDDLESEX COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER

Apple Orchard Lane
P.O. Box 7164
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
732-297-8991

Coordinator of Juvenile Detention Services: Monica Mulligan

Hours:            8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Monday - Friday
Phone: Somerset County 908-704-6326

Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center 732-297-8991 Ext 6523


SOCIAL SERVICES:
 Your child will see a Social Worker who will help him/her adjust to living in the youth Detention Center and who will be your contact person. The Social Worker will be the contact person for your child’s lawyer and other professional people. You may call your child’s Social Worker as needed, by dialing 732-297-8991 Ext 6269.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES: Your child will be assigned to a school group and will be expected to attend and participate in all scheduled classes to the best of his or her ability. If your child is currently enrolled in public school, he or she will be given credit for the work he or she does in the Juvenile Detention Center.

VISITING HOURS: Visitors are required to arrive 15 minutes before visits begin and to present picture identification. If you are late, you will not be allowed into visits, as the doors are locked so that visitors can be processed and seated. 

  • Only two visitors per resident are permitted and there will be no sharing a visit.
  • Former residents of the Juvenile Detention Center are not allowed to visit.
  • Visitors must leave handbags and other personal belongings, including cell phones and beepers, in their cars. Nothing can be brought into the visiting area. Any clothes or personal items being brought for a resident must be dropped off at the Discharge Area at Central Control. No food or drinks are permitted into the facility.
  • No children are allowed in the building during visitation. Visitors are requested to leave children at home or in the public lobby with the direct supervision of a responsible adult.

TUESDAYS: Residents with last names A – K 

  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: 2 ADULTS: parents, guardians, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles over 18 years of age;
  • 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Parents or Guardians ONLY

WEDNESDAYS: Residents with last names L – Z 

  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: 2 ADULTS: parents, guardians, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles over 18 years of age;
  • 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Parents or Guardians ONLY

THURSDAYS: HONOR VISITS**

  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Visits for residents on the Honor Level (Phase 3) 2 persons: parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings, cousins, and friends over 12 years of age. An adult MUST accompany visitors between the ages of 12 and 17.) 
    **IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR AN HONOR VISIT: The resident must be in the Juvenile Detention Center for at least 20 days with very good behavior. Please contact a Social Worker to confirm that the juvenile you wish to visit is eligible for an Honor Visit.

SATURDAYS: 

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Residents with last names A – D (parents, guardians, and grandparents ONLY)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Residents with last names E – K (parents, guardians, and grandparents ONLY)

SUNDAYS: 

  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Residents with last names L – R (parents, guardians, and grandparents ONLY)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: 
    Residents with last names S – Z (parents, guardians, and grandparents ONLY)

PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS: The Center provides all regular hygiene items to residents of the facility. With the exception of 2 bars of soap, no other items from home will be accepted without the prior approval of the detention center physician. 

CLOTHING: Residents may ONLY have one pair sneakers (no boots), 3 white tee shirts, 3 pair of white socks, 2 sets of white or cream thermal underwear, 3 pair underpants, 3 bras (no underwires) and one set of clothes to wear to court. Please mark all clothing items with a permanent marker, using the resident’s full name. Clothing can be dropped off at the Discharge Area any day between the following hours: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

PERSONAL ITEMS: Residents are permitted to have self adhesive stamps, writing paper, playing cards and 2 paperback books or magazines appropriate in nature.

PHONE CALLS: Your child may make collect phone calls at designated times during the day and evening. If you would like to use a credit card to set up a pre-paid phone account for your child, please call 800-483-8314 and follow the prompts. 

Your child will be allowed to make a five-minute phone call home to a parent/guardian through a Social Worker once a week. Incoming phone calls are not allowed except in special circumstances and approved beforehand by your child’s social worker.

MAIL: Your child may mail out two letters a week to family and friends without needing a stamp. Incoming mail is distributed once a day, Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Self-adhesive stamps may be brought to facility for your child and left for a Social Worker to hold for your child’s future use.

DROPPING OFF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Personal property can be dropped off at the Discharge Area any day between the following hours: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

PICKING UP PERSONAL PROPERTY: Former residents may pick up their personal property between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Unclaimed property will be disposed of 30 days after release.

DIRECTIONS: Take Route 22 to Route 287 South. Follow 287 approximately 4.4 miles to Exit 9 (River Road, Highland Park). Bear right after the exit and travel along River Road for 3.3 miles to the 5th traffic light. Turn right at this light onto Route 18 South. Take 18 South 3.1 miles (you will go through 2 lights). 0.2 miles past the 2nd light, you will exit right onto Route 1 South. Travel 2.2 miles to Route 130 (Camden) exit on the right. Bear left and cross over Route 1 on to Route 130.

Continue on Route 130 through 3 traffic lights. After the 3rd light, get into the left lane and continue approximately 1 mile. You will see a green and white sign on your right that states Board of Chosen Freeholders – Office of the County of Middlesex. Right after this sign, you will make a left turn (through the median) on to Apple Orchard Lane. Make the 1st left off Apple Orchard Lane, which brings you on the Youth Services access road. The Juvenile Detention Center is the gray building ahead of you.

OR

Take Route 287 to Exit 10 (Easton Ave). Follow Easton Avenue to Franklin Boulevard (approximately 2 miles). Mike a right on Franklin Boulevard (this road changes names several times and eventually turns into Bennetts lane). Follow this road for about 4 miles to the end. Make a right on Route 27. Follow Route 27 to the first traffic light (Wawa is on the corner). Make a left on Cozzens Lane. Follow this road to Route 1. Cross over Route 1. You are now on Adams Lane. Follow Adams Lane until in intersects with Route 130. Make a right on to Route 130. The detention center is about a mile down Route 130 on the left hand side of the road. Make a left through the median on to Apple Orchard Lane. Make the first left into the parking area. The Juvenile Detention Center is the large gray building. 

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