The Sandusky County Juvenile Justice Center houses the Juvenile Detention Division and the Court Programs Divisions. The location of the Sandusky County Juvenile Justice Center is 2351 Countryside Drive, Fremont, OH 43420. The telephone number is (419) 334-6498 and the fax number is (419) 334-6501.

The Sandusky County Juvenile Justice Center, a 36-bed co-ed detention facility was built in 2003. In 2014, a 2000 sq. ft. addition was constructed to accommodate the Juvenile Court Programs Division. The Detention Division provides secured incarceration to youth deemed appropriate by the Juvenile Judge. The Programs Division provides both cognitive and reality based programs for youth; both detained and after-school as Ordered by the Court, designed to assist them with changing their behavior.


The staff of the Sandusky County Juvenile Justice Center is a team of dedicated and caring professionals. We are committed to serving our communities by providing a safe, secured, and structured learning environment for youth in our care. Through our efforts, the youth will work on interpersonal skills that will assist them in functioning in the community, while leading productive lives.


Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 2921.36, no person shall knowingly convey, or attempt to convey, onto the grounds of a Detention Facility any weapons or prohibited items.

It is the policy of this facility that visitors are prohibited from giving Residents any materials not previously approved by the Superintendent or his designee. All items must be checked by Detention staff. Violators of this Ohio Revised Code Section will be prosecuted.

Youth detained known as RESIDENTS may earn up to three 1/2 hour visits per week according to current behavioral level, with their Parents, Guardians and or Legal Custodians which commences on Saturday. Along with Parents, Guardians and or Legal Custodians, there is a special Grandparent visitation on every Wednesday, which is not counted in the overall weekly visit count.

No more than two visitors per Resident are permitted during one visitation period. Visitors are allowed to visit for a thirty-minute period of time within the periods listed as follows:

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday 6:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m. (Grandparents only)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. (Grandparents only)
Thursday 9:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.
Thursday 6:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., & 1:30 p.m.


Visitors should report 10 minutes prior to visitation time. All Visitors must have a legal photo I.D. Visitation rules are as follows:


Residents are permitted to send two letters per week to Parents, Guardians and or Legal Custodians ONLY. All incoming mail must have a return address and a postmark. All mail sent to a Resident will be checked for contraband and censored for any inappropriate content.


Residents are only permitted to speak with Parents, Guardians or Legal Custodians. If any other variance is established, the call will be terminated immediately. Guidelines for phone calls are as follows:


A Registered Nurse (RN) and a Behavioral Health Specialist who is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) handle the medical and mental health needs of the Residents detained in detention.

Detention provides for a medical assessment and medical history review for Residents detained in the facility in excess of three days. If your child has any specific medical problems, please notify the staff as soon as possible after his or her admission.

Our Registered Nurse is scheduled in the facility for 40-hours each week and our Facility Medical Director is available and on call when needed. When deemed necessary, Residents are treated at a local Urgent Care or Emergency Room.

Our Behavioral Health Specialist is scheduled in the facility 40-hours each week to conduct individual and group sessions, follow-up assessments from initial MAYSI assessment upon intake, along with crisis intervention.

Prescriptions must be within thirty (30) days of the prescribed date and brought in the original bottle from the Pharmacy. Label must state the amount of medication inside, dosage, and actual times it must be given.


Three meals per day are provided to Residents, along with an evening snack. All special needs diets shall be cleared through our Nurse. Detention provides each Resident all necessary clothing and hygiene items daily. Residents are required to shower daily.

All Residents are issued “personal items” upon admission to this facility, though many are not satisfied with items being supplied. The following items, as specified, may be purchased and brought to the facility for said Resident if you so wish, as follows:


A legal photo I.D. is required when taking custody of any released Resident under the age of 18.

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