Juvenile Alternative Facility

Juvenile Alternative Facility Hands

At the Scott County Juvenile Alternative Facility (JAF) we provide coed residential services and non-secure detention services for youth ages 11-17 taken into custody for a delinquent offense, probation violation, warrant, or 72-hour health and safety hold and that meet the criteria for placement.


Through a collaboration of community resources, family-based services, assessments, and evaluations the JAF provides effective programs and services that assist residents in significantly improving their decision-making and life skills, especially during times of crisis.

We provide the least restrictive approach for youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System by providing a collaboration of community resources; family based services as well as local assessments and evaluations.

Programs & Services

  • 30-day evaluation psychological program
  • Health and safety holds
  • Non-secure safety holds
  • Post-Disposition Programming
  • Scott County Mental Health services
  • Transitional services
  • Treatment plans

Public Notification-Non-Discrimination Statement

The Scott County Juvenile Alternative Facility participates in the USDA child nutrition program. “In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”