“We provide hope to the youth of Nashville. You never know how much of an impact you can have on someone’s life.” Ms. L.
“We may be the only positive people these children come into contact with. Working here gives me the opportunity to give back to my community.” Mr. A.
“The moment we see the child and not the charge is the moment we have aligned ourselves with the vision. Only then is making a difference possible.” Ms. B.
“I have been working in the field for 40 years and I believe that if I can reach one child, then I have succeeded.” Nurse A.
Davidson County (TN) Juvenile Detention Center: Promoting the positive potential of all youth, restoring hope through the provision of innovative quality programming, engaging families and community, and leading the way to future success.
“If you open a school door, you close a prison door.” Ms. B.
Facility Size and Make-Up
- Rated capacity is 86 beds, contracted for 32 youth.
- Both males and females are housed in the facility.
- Facility serves both pre-adjudicated and adjudicated individuals awaiting trial or transfer to another facility.