The Summit County Juvenile Detention Facility consists of seven main housing units plus two annex units, making the total capacity for 100 juveniles. The Detention Facility staff is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for juveniles, staff, and other persons while also assisting with the security of the facility. Detention Officers are responsible for transporting juveniles to Court hearings, medical appointments, counseling appointments, diagnostic evaluations and other appointments as deemed necessary by the Court.
Through a cooperative agreement and a collaborative effort with Akron Public Schools, all youth held in Detention attend school within the facility and are taught by state certified teachers in math, science, health, language arts, history, and reading. Judge Linda Teodosio and Detention staff view education as a high priority and believe every youth held in the Detention facility should receive the best education possible. To aid in that goal, a new computer system was installed to allow youth to work at their own pace and grade level, and therefore, complete course work to receive credit from their respective school. Detention staff also provides daily structured programming in areas such as anger management, money management, completing job applications, character education, coping skills, and decision-making among many other areas. Physical recreation, non-denominational religious services, and community-based agency programming are offered as well.