Juvenile Detention Centers

Welcome to the Juvenile Detention Centers Web Site Helpdesk

The Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is mandated by the New Mexico Administrative Code to inspect juvenile detention facilities for the purpose of certification. All secure juvenile detention facilities must comply with State Detention Standards that govern the basic operations of juvenile detention centers. Compliance is determined during annual inspections or more frequently when warranted.

This web page was developed to provide information and resources to those working in secure detention facilities. CYFD partners with administrators from New Mexico counties to maintain safe and healthy conditions of confinement, and quality provision of services for juveniles in detention centers.

The information provided is designed to make information immediately accessible to assist Juvenile Detention Center personnel in daily responsibilities specific to the maintaining and monitoring compliance with the State Detention Standards.