Medical & Mental Health Medical professionals and a Licensed Social Worker handle the medical and mental health needs of the youth at the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center. Our nurse is in the facility for 24 hours each week and our doctor visits weekly. Our Licensed Social Worker is in the facility daily to conduct individual counseling, group and family sessions.

All youth at the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center may request to see medical and mental health personnel as needed.

Mission Statement

The mission of the juvenile corrections and detention system is to provide leadership for change for youth, family units, and communities. It operates by creating legitimate, alternative pathways to adulthood through equal access to services that are least intrusive, culturally sensitive, and consistent with the highest professional standards. The youth, while being detained at Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center, will be controlled, supported and protected with these standards in mind.

Informational Overview

This informational overview is a brief description of the programs we use here at NWOJDT &RC. It is intended to help give you a better understanding of what will be happening to your child during his / her stay in our facility. The length of stay depends on many things, such as how long the court process lasts and whether or not the youth has to wait for an opening at another agency. It is our hope that we can make a difference and help to establish positive changes in your child while they are here with us.


The Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilitation Center is located just south of State Route 34 on Williams County Road 24-25 in rural Stryker.

Driving times from:

Archbold 10 minutes

Bryan 15 minutes

Defiance 20 minutes

Napoleon 15 minutes

Phase Program

The Detention Center operates within a structured schedule of daily activities. The youth are expected to obey the established rules of conduct. Rules are in place to make it possible for all detainees to live, work, play and solve problems together, as well as to develop the self-discipline needed to control behavior.

A Phase Program is used to help improve attitudes and behavior by giving the youth reasons to feel good about themselves and to learn to work together as a team. Upon entering our facility your child will be placed on Orientation Phase for a minimum of three days. With advancement into the next Phase your child earns more privileges. After passing all requirements of Orientation Phase, and following all rules, your child will be advanced to Phase 1, Phase 2, and up to Phase 3.


Youth are required to attend class regardless of their age or academic status. Two certified teachers provide educational services year-round in the subject areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Physical Education, Workforce Employment, and Life Skills year round excluding weekends and holidays.



6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Males only

7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Females only


1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Males only

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Females only

Walk-ins are not permitted. Due to limited space, authorized visitors must call the
facility up to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit to set an appointment. Any time
after this, your visit will be denied. Space is limited, we suggest calling in advance to
secure a scheduled visit.
 Authorized visitors are determined by the juvenile court of jurisdiction and at the
facility’s discretion and guidelines. Due to space constraints, no more than two visitors
per resident per forty-five (45) minute session will be permitted.
 Authorized visitors may arrive 10 minutes before scheduled visitation, at which
NWOJDT&RC staff will open the front lobby doors, allowing the visitors to enter the
lobby to begin the check-in procedure.
 Visitation will be limited to those authorized individuals (parents or legal guardians)
set by the courts and meet the standard of NWOJDTRC. Approved visitors MUST
have their picture identification available for the staff to review. This includes any
government-issued photo identification, including a Driver’s License or State ID. Any
individual found to have falsified information to gain access to the facility shall be
charged with FALSIFICATION, 2921.13 ORC (M-1).
 Failure to be in the lobby at the established time, may result in your visit being denied
or shortened to the remainder of the time left in your session.
 Appropriate attire is required. No sleeveless shirts (men or women), short shorts, skirts
or dresses, ripped jeans, jackets or any clothing with vulgar or inappropriate words or
pictures on them will be permitted. Baseball caps/hats, sunglasses must be removed, prior
to entry. You will be required to remove your overcoat or jacket.
 Physical contact is not permitted. Visitors will sit across from the child and refrain
from any physical contact. Passing of items is prohibited.

 Visitors are subject to search. Visitation shall be visually monitored and recorded by
NWOJDT&RC staff. Officers may end the visit for any reason seemed necessary by the


  1. Visitors shall enter the facility free from contraband and personal belongings,
    limited to car keys and photo identification. Other personal belongings (cigarettes,
    vapes, lighters/matches, personal medication, cell phones, purses/bags, etc.) should be
    left at home or secured in a vehicle. The facility will provide a small lock box to secure
    your keys, identification and cell phone. NOTE: NWOJDTRC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE
  2. Visitors attempting to smuggle contraband into the facility shall be charged with
    CENTER, 2921.36 ORC (F-5).
  3. Visitors coming to visitation will not leave unauthorized visitors (children or other
    family members) in the public lobby during the scheduled visitation. Visitors are not
    to approach the outside premises or windows of the facility, other than the front lobby.
  4. NWOJDT&RC staff will not accept resident commissary (e.g., books, stamps,
    pictures, writing materials) from visitors. A child’s personal medication(s) shall be
    accepted in proper prescribed containers and dated no more than 90 days. This will be
    collected and brought to the attention of medical staff and the supervisor of said shift.
  5. Visitors believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted.
  6. Visitation may be denied if reasonable grounds exist to believe that the visit might
    endanger the safety and security of the facility or cause a disruption.
  7. Any visitor who becomes disruptive during their visit may be required to exit the secure
  8. Using profanity or obscene language is not tolerated.
  9. Youth detained at NWOJDTRC, have the choice to refuse their visit or request to end
    the visit if deemed necessary.
  10. Violating these guidelines, may result in the visitation being denied or terminated,
    potentially resulting in a complete loss of visitation privileges. 
  11. Youth detained at NWOJDTRC, have the choice to refuse their visit or request to end
    the visit if deemed necessary.
  12. At the conclusion of the visitation, the group will be escorted out of the facility.
    The time after visitation provides an opportunity for parent(s)/guardian(s) to voice
    concerns or questions to NWOJDT&RC staff. At no time, shall you be left unattended
    within the secure area.