Pulaski County Juvenile Detention Center
Rodney Shepherd

3001 W. Roosevelt
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501) 340-6691

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I send food? 

A: No. The Juvenile Detention Center provides 3 meals approved by the National School Lunch Program plus a snack daily. 

Q: How do I put money on my child’s “books” for commissary? 

A: We do not have a commissary. See our parent information page for a list of items that the detention center provides and what parents are required to provide. 

Q: Can my child that is detained have visits from his/her other family members?

A: Visitation is approved for parents, siblings, grandparents and legal guardians only. 

Q: Can you tell me if my child is there? 

A: We do not give any juvenile information out to anyone, no exceptions.  When a juvenile comes into our center, we contact the parents to let them know that they are here. 

Q: How can I talk to my child? 

A: See the Visitation times listed on our website and phone number to call to set up a visit.  Juveniles have the ability to make cost free phone calls to their loved ones each evening.

Q: Can I bring my child books and magazines? 

A: No. Each housing unit and classroom has an assortment of books and magazines for the juvenile’s use. 

Q: My child is on prescription medication, what do I need to do?

A: If your child is on prescription medication, please contact the Juvenile Detention Center’s Medical Department by calling 501-340-3304.  If you have to leave a message, please leave your name, your child’s name, the pharmacy where the medication was last filed and the prescription number.  Also leave your callback number so the nurse call return your call if needed.

Q: Can my pastor visit my child? 

A: Yes. We allow clergy to visit juveniles with the approval of the parent; minister credentials must be presented upon admittance to the Center, in order to visit.