Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center
The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice made a commitment to developing a “strong, unified andconsistent approach to the problem of juvenile crime.” Their mission was to demonstrate a clear commitment to providing youth with a continuum of care, rather than simply detaining juveniles in facilities. To achieve its objectives, the Governor and General Assembly made a commitment to
establish a system of ten regional juvenile detention centers across the State.
The State commissioned a study to examine the feasibility of renovating and/or expanding the current Lexington County-operated 25-bed secure juvenile facility for use as an 80-bed State-controlled, secure regional detention facility.
Participatory workshops were used to develop:
- Detailed Model Operational and Space Programs based on the State’s needs and modern standards
- Population Analysis
- Conceptual Design Options
- Cost estimates for options and model program
Total Construction Cost: N/A
Total Square Ft: Model Program – 75,000
Size: 80 beds
Use: Secure Juvenile Detention (50 single occupancy rooms and 30 dormitory-style housing)
Owner: Lexington-Fayette County, KY