Juvenile Care Center

After years of combined effort, construction of the 3.1 million dollar Midland County Juvenile Care Center started in July of 1996. In September of 1997 construction was completed and the Center fully operational accepting it first youth. At it’s opening, the Midland County Juvenile Care Center was the first facility in the State of Michigan consisting of both an on-site day treatment program and a detention facility for juveniles. The facility is equipped with classrooms, courtroom, secured sally port, medical room, indoor and outdoor recreation areas, dining room, computer lab, twenty-bed secure detention unit, commercial kitchen, day treatment wing and administrative office area.

The Juvenile Care Center was the recipient of an Award of Construction Excellence at the 9th Annual Associated Builders and Contractors Conference. We take great pride in our building and work hard at keeping it looking and running its best while providing a safe environment for youth.

The Midland County Juvenile Care Center is a state-of-the-art twenty bed facility which provides secure detention for juveniles pending further Court action. As a service to other Michigan Courts, the Midland County Juvenile Care Center sets aside beds for out-county use. If your Court is in need of secure detention, the Midland County Juvenile Care Center is ready to assist you. The current per diem rate is $175. Intake forms are now available. You may fill it out online and print it.

We look forward to serving your secure detention needs. Please refer to the contact numbers listed for answers to any questions you may have regarding this program.


Meet Dory, our new addition currently in training to become the Court’s next Therapy Dog. Her job is to comfort boys and girls as they attend Court hearings. Dory greets the youth when they first arrive and helps to ease their anxiety and stress prior to a hearing. Knowing that Dory can stay with them is an additional factor in reducing their apprehension. Dory helps to keep the youth calm and subsequently allows them to be more willing to share their thoughts… a huge step in their journey towards healing and rehabilitation! When Dory is not working at the Courthouse, she lives and works at the Juvenile Care Center.
The youth involved in Paw Pals directly train Dory as she becomes the Court’s official Therapy Dog. The Paw Pals program is made possible by generous private donations.

Contact Us

3712 E Ashman St
Midland, MI 48640

Ph: (989) 837-6080
Fax: (989) 837-6094              Detention Fax: (989)             837-6261

Mon - Fri 8am-5pm


Ryan Griffus

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Annual Report

2016 Annual Report for Probate and Juvenile Court