The youth at the Davidson County Juvenile Center have been spending their time giving back to others. The youth made tie-dye t-shirts for the children at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Our youth also made caring cards for the senior citizens at the Hadley Park Assisted Living Tower. Another activity that the youth have participated in is making dog toys for the puppies at the Love at First Site Adoption Center. Also, two of the youth gave the gift of earning a high school diploma to their parents by graduating from high school. We are so proud of our graduates, and of all of our youth who have participated in these activities! 

We celebrated July 4th by giving our youth opportunities to participate in activities such as: ping pong, corn hole, a staff versus youth volleyball tournament, and a Connect Four tournament. The youth had a great time celebrating Independence Day!

The Davidson County Juvenile Center (DCJC) is a 40-bed juvenile center for boys and girls, up to age 18, that also serves as the intake and assessment center for all youth taken into custody in the Nashville Metropolitan area. DCJC performs the intake assessment and placement services for the 400+ youth taken into custody each month. DCJC also accepts placement of all youthful offenders being held pending adjudication of their adult charges. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Davidson County Juvenile Center at 615-862-8066 or visit