Juvenile Detention Center

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)."


  • How are abuse allegations handled?
    It is the policy of the department to refer all abuse allegations to the Tennessee State Department of children's Services through the Abuse Hotline. In the event a criminal investigation becomes necessary, the department will file a report with local law enforcement.
  • What number should I call to find out my court date?
    The Juvenile Court Clerks number is 615-898-7972.
  • What number should I call to talk to my Juvenile Probation Officer?
    The Rutherford County Youth Services number is 615-898-7850.