The Middlesex County Juevnile Detention Center
is the secure facility for juvenile offenders that are remanded by the Family
Court in order to insure their appearance at Court or to address the safety of
the community. The Center is operated by the Office of Adult Corrections & Youth Services under the supervision of Warden Cranston and overseen by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Center currently has contracts with Somerset County, Monmouth County and Mercer County to house their juvenile residents. Its mission is to provide
short-term secure custody for these offenders. It operates through the
development and implementation of broad based services that, integrated with
consistent supervisory practices and procedures, results in a safe, secure and
appropriate environment for it residents.