The Edward J. Ruzzo Juvenile Justice Center is located approximately 40 minutes north of Columbus, at 1440 Mt. Vernon Avenue, in Marion, Ohio.
In accordance with Ohio Juvenile Law and Procedures, the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center (MCJDC) exists to provide youth committed to detention by the Juvenile Court, with care, custody, and discipline. To support this basic, but tremendous responsibility, every person employed at the MCJDC must dedicate themselves to the following standards of youth care giving.
In the establishment of discipline and the conduct of every program and activity, the MCJDC acts as a unit, deeply dependent on teamwork and support from all employees, detention officers, and support staff alike. This is essential in providing a consistent, fair, and understandable environment of the youth detained. The Marion County Juvenile Detention Center commits to a goal of providing all youth with not only the experience of positive discipline but also a strong desire to not return to detention.
Achievement of this goal will hopefully provide the end result expected by the public whom we serve: Youths modifying their deviant behavior and becoming functioning, productive, law abiding members of society.
We are a 24 hour, 7 day operating facility. Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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