The Sac and Fox Nation Juvenile Department was established to serve juveniles who had come before the court for committing offenses that caused them to be adjudicated "delinquent". These offenses could be related to school, substance abuse or criminal offenses. Sometimes they are placed because they are a runaway risk.
Juveniles are placed at the Center in a safe and secure environment until they return to court or to placement. At the Center their basic needs are met. They attend school in an alternative setting. They receive substance abuse counseling, if needed. They are provided with the opportunity to examine why they are in a juvenile center and are given the opportunity to gain social skills that might prevent them from re-offending.
The Juvenile Detention Center employs approximately 25 people who are trained to work with the Juveniles. The employees believe that the success of the residents is their own success.