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Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC)

3333 West Pensacola Street, Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Telephone: (850) 575-2851
FAX: (850) 580-0983

Program Description:
The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a comprehensive assessment center providing twenty-four (24) hour screening and assessment of arrested youth. The JAC contains a secure booking and receiving area with interim detention and a shared data bank. The JAC is a collaborative effort between the city, county, and state law enforcement: State Attorney's Office, Public Defenders Office, Department of Juvenile Justice, Leon County School Board, and Capital City Youth Services, the local provider of the Department of Children and Families Children in Need of Services/Families in Need of Services (CINS/FINS). Also included under the JAC umbrella are services by TASC. This unit handles requests for assessments from the Department of Juvenile Justice for the outlying counties of Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, and Franklin.

For additional information about the Juvenile Assessment Center, download the
Parent and Guardian Information Guide for the Juvenile Assessment Center (pdf)