Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

General Information

The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) is a detention facility for minors between the ages of ten and up to eighteen who are subject to Juvenile Court or Adult Criminal Court jurisdiction.

Learn more about the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Program

Note that this facility is connected to the Cook County Juvenile Center. The Juvenile Center house both the Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Divisions of the Court. 

Parking and Directions

Parking is currently available in the parking lot adjacent (east) to the courthouse for $2.00. You must pay for your parking prior to leaving the parking garage at one of the pay boxes located in the front of the parking complex. You may pay with cash or credit card.

Limited free street parking is available.

Public Transportation:
Located in downtown Chicago next to the major intersection of Roosevelt Road and Ogden Avenue, there are several public transportation stops nearby including: 

  • CTA Bus lines: 12, 49, 157, 50, 18
  • CTA 'L' Train stops: Pink Line (Polk) and Blue Line (Western)

For more information: https://www.transitchicago.com/default.aspx 

Additional Information

    Minors will only be released to their parent, legal guardian or responsible adult unless a court order states differently. Minors will not be released to non-law enforcement individuals between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

    The release area is on the Concourse Lower Level of the building. You must bring a photo ID.

    Each court location provides Accessibility Services to ensure that everyone gets fair access to easily participate in court events. This includes Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access services as well as ADA accessibility accommodations.

    The Cook County Juvenile Center Children's Room is located in Room G-013S. This facility accepts children between the ages of 2 and 12. For more information, please call (312) 433-5248. 

    Note: Facilitation of sibling and family visits is allowed at this location. Supervision is conducted by a community social service agency. Infant children up to age 18 are accepted for sibling and family visits.

    The Circuit Court of Cook County provides Lactation Rooms for nursing parents who are visiting our courthouses. Room G-013S is designated as the Lactation Room at this location. 

    Note for Jurors: Nursing parents who are called for jury duty can request access to a private space, upon their arrival to the Jury Assembly Room, in any court location. The Office of Jury Administration staff will direct individuals to these spaces upon request.

    Foreign Language Interpreters are available upon request. 

    If you require an American Sign Language interpreter, please contact Accessibility Services.