Hardin County Juvenile Center
The Hardin County Juvenile Center is the first facility planned and designed by the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice to accommodate both pre-adjudicated and post-adjudicated youth. The mission of the facility is to provide a continuum of services to these youth “through residential and aftercare programs in a humane environment that provides a range of security levels and opportunities for programming and treatment appropriate to the populations remanded to the Center.” The program for this facility was driven by the client’s belief that “each resident regardless of his or her offense deserves the best treatment available.
Extensive interviews, written surveys and workshops were conducted with County and State officials to develop the Master Plan for the Hardin County Juvenile Center. The resulting 90-bed campus-style facility is comprised of a 50-bed, secure single-occupancy and dormitory style detention housing units within a secure detention facility and 40 beds of free-standing, staff secure cottages for adjudicated youth. All youth utilize a common core of programming spaces.
Participatory workshops were used to develop:
- Functional Narrative
- Operational Space Program
- Functional Adjacencies
- Diagrammatic Options
- Cost Analysis
Total Construction Cost: $8 million
Total Square Ft: 60,000
Size: 120 beds
Use: Secure Juvenile detention (75 beds) and treatment (45 beds)
Owner: Monroe County, NY