The Midland County Barbra Culver Juvenile Justice Center is a short-term, secure facility, designed to protect the community and the juvenile and to assure the juvenile’s appearance in court. The Barbra Culver Juvenile Justice Center provides crisis intervention, counseling, education, and other services and facilities including:
Secure individual rooms, each with a toilet, sink, and access to drinking water. The rooms are located in sections of 12 beds with separate sections for boys and girls.
A day area for each 12 bed section.
A medical exam area.
Classrooms with education services provided by Midland Independent School District (MISD) - Coleman High School.
A counseling area providing individual counseling and crisis intervention.
Indoor and outdoor recreation areas.
Visitation rooms for families, attorneys, approved visitors, and other professional service providers.
"We, the Midland County Juvenile Justice Department, collaborate with familes and agencies to promote positive behavior by providing prevention, intervention, treatment, and sanctions to empower youth to become law abiding citizens."
Upon admission, a juvenile is given a private room and issued clothing and bedding. A juvenile is also placed on the privilege system that rewards positive behavior, while providing consequences for negative behavior. The goal of the BCJJC privilege system is to help ensure the security and safety of each resident. Behavior consequences are clearly documented and administered within the guidelines of the Detention Center’s policies and procedures. The following behavior sanctions are not permitted:
Humiliating punishment, to include verbal harassment of a sexual nature, or which relates to a resident’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Allowing or directing one resident to sanction another.
Group punishment for the acts of individuals.
Deprivation or modification of required meals or snacks.
Deprivation of clean and appropriate clothing.
Deprivation or intentional disruption of scheduled sleeping opportunities.
Physical exercises imposed for the purposes of compliance, intimidation, or discipline.
Each child is required to follow a structured daily program. The goals of the program are to help a child develop personal discipline and positive habits and to realize the possible impact of the choices reflected in each child’s personal disciplines and habits. All daily activities are monitored by Juvenile Supervision Officers (JSO’s) certified by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.