Programs & Recreation
The MCJDC offers a variety of programming for students in Detention:
  • Library Day
  • Religious Services
  • Kids Grieve Too Counseling
  • Choffin Career Center
  • Sojourner House
  • New Castle School of Trades
  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Programming
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Treatment) Unit—90 day program
  • Operation Keepsake
Students in the Mahoning County Juvenile Detention Center also receive one hour of large muscle activity per day. Students may also participate in organized sports, in addition to activities of a non-competitive nature. Available recreational facilities include a gymnasium and on outdoor basketball court.

School Program
The Juvenile Detention Center has a staff of teachers licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Education. The curriculum is provided by the Mahoning County High School as well as developed and individualized by the teaching staff. Emphasis is placed on special needs and specialized programming. Students receive 5.5 hours of schooling per day. The school schedule is as follows:
Period 1:  7:45—8:45
Period 2:  8:45—9:45
Period 3:  9:45—10:45
Enrichment 4:  10:45—11:15
Lunch Break:  11:15—12:15
Period 5:  12:15—1:15
Period 6:  1:15—2:15