Scotts Bluff County - Juvenile Detention Center

Scotts Bluff County Detention Center will provide our detainees, professionals and the public with a safe, secure and well managed facility.  Our detainees will be treated with respect, human dignity and will be offered programs to foster reintegration into society.  We will continuously strive to make a difference in the lives of those we serve as governed by applicable standards.

All Letters to residents should be addressed as follows:

Name of Resident
Scotts Bluff County Juvenile Detention Center
PO Box 130
Gering, NE 69341

*Mail will be sent out Monday-Friday, excluding Holidays

Visitation Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. / 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Holidays - To Be Announced

Contact Information


Scotts Bluff County
Juvenile Detention Center
2522 7th Street
Gering, NE 69341

(Click here for driving directions)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open through the lunch hour
Closed Weekends and Holidays


308 436-7300 - Main
308 633-1850 - Fax

Patricia Miller - Interim Director
308 436-7300 - ext 5708

Veronica Camarillo - Juvenile Operations Coordinator
308 436-7300 - ext 5710 or 308 633-1842

Juvenile Supervisor Office
308 436-7300 - ext 5810

Juvenile Teacher's
308 633-1860 - ext 5732

Juvenile Court
308 436-6651

Juvenile Court Conference Calls
308 436-7300 - ext 5979

Phone Calls

Legacy Inmate Communications provides telecommunication services to the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center. Legacy Phone System Website.

  • Residents are allowed (1) out-going call per evening to a parent or legal guardian.
  • Family Members and Friends must set up a prepaid account through Legacy for detainee phone calls.

Set up a Friends and Family Prepaid Phone Service.

Family Involvement

We will involve the residents family in the following ways:

  • Providing a setting for family visits
  • Coordinating other family contacts
  • Providing the family with orientation to our facility when possible
  • Including the family in developing and implementing the care plan when possible
  • Integrating the family into the care of the resident, when coordinated by DHHS-OJS, through regular communication and informal consultation which may include activities such as parent teachers conference, family meetings, teaching of specific behavior management techniques, parent education, or parent support groups

Rules for Visitors

Immediate family (parents, siblings, grandparents or legal guardians) may visit.  Additional visitors may be added upon approval of Administrative staff.  Visitors will be required to have the proper identification.  They will be required to sign the Visitation rules.  All personal items will be left in their vehicle or locker.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.  All visitors will be pat searched prior to the visit.  No visit will be allowed if the person appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or is dress inappropriately.  Visitors may be asked to leave if children are running around uncontrollably.  You will have the opportunity to purchase a beverage and a snack in the lobby area.

The visit will be terminated if visitors (or residents) violate SBCDC rules and regulations.


Panhandle Area Core Educational School (PACES) & ESU

SBCDC provides an educational opportunity for all residents.  Attendance in school is mandatory regardless of prior academic achievements.  All residents are expected to participate and contribute in their learning process.  Code of Conduct in classrooms will be followed.  SBCDC rules will also be implemented.

We have accredited schooling on site all year. The education provided can include:

  • Assignments from regular school
  • GED-High School Equivalency studies
  • ALS-Alternative Learning System (School credit)
  • Curriculum designed by the instructors
  • Enrichment programs (art, keyboarding & group conseling)
  • Participation in Adopt-a-School
  • Director - Dr. Kenton J. McLellan
  • School Counselor- Drew Marlow
  • School Liaison - Kathy Pramstellar
  • School Nurse - Kathy Kiesel
  • Teachers: Dan Huber, Rod Christensen, Joe Lentz

*We have a very structured environment for our residents. We follow a behavioral modification program which utilizes a level and point system.

Other Services


  • Center for Conflict Mediation
  • Alcohol Anonymous/Narcotic Addiction
  • Church services-non-denomination
  • Youth groups-bible College
  • Commissary privileges
  • Life Skills Groups
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Equine Assisted Therapy Program - Read More ....   - PDF file size 728 KB

Medical Staff on site 7 days a week provided by Regional West Medical Center

Transportation services

Contracted food service ( CBM )

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Approved items may be brought in for residents according to our level system
  • Visitors may leave money or stamps Mon-Sun between the hours of 8a.m.-5p.m. with a supervisor
  • All clothing and basic hygiene products will be provided by SBCDC

Updated: 2013.02.19 - 12:00 MDT