Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center

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