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.
To assure the physical and mental well-being of every youth entrusted to our care; and to be alert and perceptive in identifying youth who may require care giving, both physical and psychological, beyond our individual capabilities.
To ensure the highest level of security within our facility at all times, always being aware of the security policies and procedures.
To commit our every communication or act to the moral and mental training of youth. We will not punish, degrade, belittle, or demean any youth committed to detention. We will urge and expect every youth to strictly adhere to the rules established by the MCJDC point system. We will require respect from every youth and, in return, give respect to them.
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.
Hours of Operation
We are a 24 hour, 7 day operating facility. Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
All rights reserved. Site Updated: April 18,2016
Marion County Juvenile Detention Center 1440 Mt. Vernon Ave. Marion, OH43302 ph: 740.389.5476 fax: 740.389.2060 email@example.com