Monroe County’s Children Detention Center

In 2018, New York State passed the Raise the Age legislation, raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years old. The law mandates separate and secure detention facilities for 16- and 17-year-olds and requires that every youthful offender receives the support and resources necessary to rehabilitate and avoid reoffending.

Monroe County’s Childrens Detention Center expansion in Rush, NY demonstrates a commitment to youth justice. The Center prioritizes education with classrooms and recreation, offering skill-building programs, job training, and essential life skills support. Safety measures, gender and age segmentation, and visitation areas ensure a rehabilitative focus, emphasizing reform over incarceration.


  • Size57,800 SF
  • Cost 33.2M
  • Completion 2024


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