Department of Juvenile Justice ESC Detention Center

Department of Juvenile Justice

General Information
Description of ServiceThe Escambia Regional Juvenile Detention Center is a 50 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 9 days.

Please contact the Superintendent if interested in donating time and/or resources to enhance detention program activities
Urgent Services ProvidedSupervision of juveniles in custody of law enforcement
Geographical AreaEscambia County
TerritoryEscambia County
Intake ProcedureJuvenile in custody of law enforcement
Intake RequirementsJuvenile in custody of law enforcement
Helpful TipsParents, 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.
Client Information
Target PopulationOffender - Juveniles
Intended ParticipantsJuvenile offenders
Driver's LicenseNot Required
EligibilityJuvenile in custody of law enforcement
Hours of Operation Visitation hours: Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Check in at 12:30pm) Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm (Check in at 6:30pm)
Contact Information
Contact's Name Ariel Veguilla Veguilla
Contact's Position Acting Superintendent
Contact's Phone 850-595-8820
Physical Site Address 1 1800 St Mary Avenue
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pensacola, FL 32501
Mailing Address 1 1800 St Mary Avenue
Mailing City, State, Zip Pensacola, FL 32501
Main Phone 850-595-8820
Fax 850-595-8676
Web Address
Additional Information
Full Update Date04-27-2016
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: State of Florida
Affiliated Program: Department of Juvenile Justice
This Service: Department of Juvenile Justice ESC Detention Center
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Correctional Facilities (FF-1500)
Juvenile Detention Facilities (FF-1500.3500)