Fort Lauderdale Juvenile Lawyer Resource Page, Broward County Detention Center Information

Broward Juvenile Detention Center Information. If your child has been arrested contact The Law Office of Guy Seligman, your Fort Lauderdale juvenile defense lawyer. If your child is a first offender and we act fast we may be able to keep your child ourt of the system and protect his or her future. Even if your child has pervious charges we may be able to negotiate and diversion program for him or her but, we cannot delay. Once the state attorney files charges we are on to the next step and it becomes more difficult.
Detention Center
Visitation Days/Hours:
Wed   7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat   3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sun   3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
222 NW 22nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 467-4563    Fax: (954) 327-6361
Counties Served: Broward
Superintendent: Willis Robinson
Assistant Superintendent: Mae Foley and Virginia Jackson

Program Description:

The Broward Juvenile Detention Center is a 109 bed, hardware secure facility that serves youth detained by various circuit court(s). Youth are detained pending adjudication, disposition or placement in commitment facility.

The facility provides supervision of youth in a safe, secure and humane environment. Services for youth include:  education, mental health, substance abuse, and health care. Medical and mental health are contracted services. Educational services are funded by the Department of Education through local school districts.

A typical day in secure detention would involve hygiene, meals, school, structured physical and educational activities, and court appearance as scheduled. The average length of stay in secure detention is approximately 10 days.

Please contact the Superintendent if interested in donating time and/or resources to enhance detention program activities.

        Note: Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians are approved visitors. Others may only visit if so ordered by the court or specifically approved by the superintendent or designee. Legal counsel, probation, law enforcement and clergy and other professionals may visit detainees as necessary, but are subject to the same requirements regarding signing-in and contraband. All visitors must have a photo ID.

Detention Centers

Detention centers are for youth who are detained under specific circumstances set by Florida statute. There are 21 facilities divided into 3 regions throughout the state of Florida. They hold youth that are awaiting court dates or placement in a residential facility.


Prevention Programs

Prevention programs are designed to  reduce juvenile crime and protect public safety. Prevention programs, administered by local providers throughout the state, target high-risk juveniles and those who exhibit problem behaviors such as ungovernability, truancy, running away from home and other pre-delinquent behaviors.


Probation Programs

Probation and Community Intervention programs serve youth referred for law violations through assessment and referrals for services based on risk and needs. Interventions may include detention screening, intake, diversion, day treatment, probation, aftercare supervision, and linkage to service providers.

Residential Facilities

Residential facilities are for youth who are required by a judge to stay in the care of the Department of Juvenile Justice for an extended time. There are facilities located throughout Florida. A youth's placement depends on the commitment plan, not on the location of the arrest. For help finding your child's facility, contact his or her JPO.

I have been helping children accused of a crime for over 20 years. Children are my priority.