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Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Two Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center Employees Promoted

Two Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center employees were recently promoted; Leon Cesar rose to the position of Captain and Matt Adams was promoted to Lieutenant.

“We are so incredibly proud to announce these promotions,” said Juvenile Detention Center Director Lynn Duke. “We know that both Leon and Matt will excel in their new positions and will serve our center well.”

Leon Cesar, Juvenile Detention Captain
Cesar, a native of Miami, Florida, graduated from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Leon has 13 years’ experience with Juvenile Detention and has progressed steadily through the ranks.

Leon realized his passion for criminal justice after participating in a summer program for inner city youth. Shortly thereafter, he accepted and completed a two-year internship program with Miami-Dade County Court System. Upon taking Juvenile Court Judge Donna Davenport’s Juvenile Justice Course at MTSU, which required attending a juvenile court hearing, Leon’s future employment trajectory was set.

In his spare time, Cesar enjoys spending time with his family playing football, basketball, and bowling. The family is involved in several youth sports. Fun fact: Leon’s mother and father were native Haitians and he speaks Creole fluently.

Matt Adams, Juvenile Detention Lieutenant
Adams, who has been with Juvenile Detention for 12 years, is a native of Murfreesboro and graduated from MTSU with a Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in Management for Information Technology.

Matt served as one of the first Judicial Commissioners for Juvenile Court Judge Donna Davenport and considers that one of the most memorable moments of his career, along with designing and implementing an electronic intake management system and successfully preventing a detainee suicide.

Matt is married and has two sons. His hobbies include coding/web development, hunting, woodworking, and designing/creating 3D models. Fun fact: Matt makes a MEAN smoked bologna!

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said, “I would like to congratulate these two gentlemen on their career advancement, and look forward to their continued service with our County’s Juvenile Detention Center.”


The Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center will be conducting a mandatory three-year PREA audit in June 2020. As part of the requirements, we are required to post this notification and include the following Auditors information. Let this posting serve as meeting those requirements.

Latham Corrections Consulting LLC 677
Idlewild Circle Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 746-1905


Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) lobby is closed to the public with the exceptions of Citizens wanting to file juvenile petitions while a Judicial Commissioner is on duty and Attorney’s of Record coming in for a pre-scheduled client visitation.


  • Only the legal guardian(s)/court approved visitor/attorney of record will be allowed to enter the administrative lobby for their scheduled visit time, no one will be allowed to sit in the lobby and wait. As a reminder, visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance, no exceptions.

  • All visitors must have their temperature taken and answer the COVID-19 medical questions.

  • Only one visitation session will be scheduled at a time

About Us

The Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center is a 64-bed facility, located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We provide secure housing for juveniles who are awaiting court dispositions or transportation to a permanent placement.

Besides providing necessary beds for Rutherford County youths, we can provide contract beds for surrounding Tennessee counties, the U.S. Marshals office and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

The mission of the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center is to provide secure detention for status and delinquent youth offenders of Rutherford County and various other contract agencies throughout the State of Tennessee. The Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center and its staff provide for the care, safety, and protection of youth in an environment that fosters healthy social, emotional, and intellectual development, ensures secure and safe custody, and promotes the health and well being of the youth detained. Our goals are to assure that the youth placed in detention care receive all necessary and appropriate care and supervision while providing the highest level of public safety.

PREA Policy

The Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center (RCJDC) shall be committed to a zero-tolerance standard for all forms of sexual abuse/assault/misconduct/harassment or rape within the facility. RCJDC is committed to reducing the risk of these actions through the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)."