Juvenile Detention Center

Juvenile Detention CenterResponsibilities

The Cascade County Juvenile Detention Center is a 24-bed, long-term facility that provides a safe, secure environment for criminally charged youth, ages 10 to 18 years old. Detention services are primarily provided to the North Central Region: 

  • Blaine
  • Broadwater
  • Cascade
  • Chouteau
  • Glacier
  • Hill
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Liberty Counties
  • Phillips
  • Pondera
  • Teton
  • Toole

The Center also provides detention services to Counties outside the region, as well as the Department of Corrections, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the U.S. Marshalls. 

Fingerprinting Services for the Public

Hours of Availability:

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Thursday Evenings 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday Evenings 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Payment Terms: $10 for 2 fingerprint cards. Cash only at this time. No checks or bills larger than $20 will be accepted. We are in the process of gaining a card reader.

Valid picture ID is required. 

For further information, please call 454-6930 and press 3 for Detention Supervisor Lugo, or 2 for Administrator Bulik-Chism. Please leave a message if we are unavailable and we will return your call.

Zoom Visitation Now Available

Hours of Availability:

Saturday 8am-10:30 a.m.
Sunday 8am-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

Parents and immediate family members can via Zoom.  Zoom visits will be closely monitored by Officers to ensure youth are visiting with only those persons on their approved visitation list. Call 406-454-6930 to set up a Zoom visitation.

Programming and Services Provided to Youth in Detention

While in detention the youth receive a variety of services including: year round full day school and therapeutic and recreational services to include: 

  • AA
  • Art and Pet Therapy
  • Bible Study and Church
  • Psychoeducational Groups
  • Game Night
  • Mentoring
  • Nutrition Education/Consumer Science
  • Team Building and Adventure Groups
  • Physical Training (PT)
  • Youth Gardening
  • Native American Programming 
  • Sweats and Smudging
  • Urinalysis and Breath Analysis Testing
  • Outdoor Survival
  • Life Skills
  • Tutoring
  • HiSet Testing (Currently have 103 graduates)
  • Year Round School grades 5-12. Educational Services are provided in collaboration with the Great Falls Public School District (GFPS) in compliance with State OPI Standards. GFPS Teachers Payton Sexe and Jeff Agamenoni work with the youth's home District to ensure continuation of educational curriculum so that the youth is prepared to return to school upon discharge. For more information on the education program contact [email protected] or [email protected]  Or call (406) 454-6930 and extension 4 for Jeff or 8 for Payton. 

Services provided include transportation to and from placements, court and upon arrest and discharge. Electronic monitoring is provided for youth ordered by the Court to house arrest. Medical services for youth are provided by House Calls Primary Health.

The Center's goal is to enhance the ability of youth to achieve success and become productive members of society.


To provide for the care, welfare, safety, and security of detention youth. We accomplish our mission by constantly striving for the highest level of quality care possible.

Administrator & Director of Educational Services

Shanna Bulik-Chism/MS, CJ