Welcome to
        Juvenile Services Center!

Joe Guttierez, CommanderThe Western South Dakota Juvenile Services Center is proud to share information about our operation.

Parents/Guardians: We hope you will be able to obtain answers to the questions you may have regarding your child's stay with us. As a point of information, any child brought to this facility must have legal charges.

Holding Authorities: The goal of our Website is to provide a snapshot of the programming
WSDJSC offers as we meet your objective to place a juvenile in a safe facility. Security levels are determined based on a complete custody classification system.

Community Members: We would like the opportunity to share with you the great work our County employees do and perhaps answer any questions you may have about our facility.

Thank you for visiting our website!
Joe Guttierez, Commander


►The Rapid City Journal featured a local juvenile in the March 3 West River Life section. This juvenile will be doing a fundraiser for his community service obligation to complete his commitment for confirmation at Zion Lutheran Church. The article can be found on the Journal's website at rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/our-good-deeds-teen-gathers-donations-for-juvenile-detainees/article_18a89cb9-3d98-50f7-92d1-499de003fdc7.html. The article recommends people view a list of recommended items that can be dropped off at Books-A-Million, KSLT, or Zion Lutheran Church.

SD Public Radio also featured a story on Juvenile Services Center’s Reception Center on March 6, 2013. Visit SDPB's website to read or hear the story at listen.sdpb.org/post/traditional-juvenile-incarceration-methods-changing.



Visitor Info

Visitation by the general population is scheduled based on the juvenile's security classification. Call 394-2639 or click here for more information on Visitation Rules and Schedules.

Phone Info

When a juvenile is detained at our facility, the need to stay connected becomes more important. Families and friends of detainees may send money orders to the below address to set up pre-paid telephone accounts:

Lattice, Inc.
PO Box 536
Collingswood, NJ 08108

or call
(888) 843-1972

Customers should include their telephone number and indicate Pennington County Juvenile Services as the facility where their loved one is located.

Mail Info

Mail must be delivered through the US Postal Service and addressed to:

Juvenile Services Center
3505 Cambell Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

The juvenile's name must be clearly marked, as well as the sender's return address.