American Correctional Association Recognizes Quality of Services at Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center

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G4S Youth Services facility remains the first and only juvenile detention center in Tennessee to earn and maintain ACA accreditation.

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I’m proud of this accomplishment and recognize the hard work from all staff that was necessary for re-accreditation

The American Correctional Association (ACA) recently renewed its accreditation of the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center. Operated by G4S Youth Services since 2004, the center is the first and only juvenile detention center accredited by ACA in the state of Tennessee.

In order to receive ACA accreditation, a facility must pass 29 mandatory standards and pass 90 percent of 388 additional non-mandatory standards. The ACA requires re-accreditation every three years. According to the recent ACA re-accreditation audit, Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center scored 100 percent on all mandatory standards and 98 percent on non-mandatory standards. The center scored 100 percent on non-mandatory standards directly under the control of G4S Youth Services.

Located in Nashville, the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center’s primary mission is to provide temporary, safe and secure holding for juveniles awaiting legal adjudication. The center serves both male and female pre-trial juveniles with a capacity to house 86 youth. On average, the center processes 550 juveniles each month with approximately 280 of those youth detained.

“I’m proud of this accomplishment and recognize the hard work from all staff that was necessary for re-accreditation,” said Judge Betty Adams Green of the Juvenile Court of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

In addition to temporary holding, G4S Youth Services provides additional opportunities to help troubled youth become healthy and productive members of society upon release. Services include education, nutrition, recreation, behavior management, medical treatment, counseling, case management and religious services. In addition, Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center staff work in the community to proactively support at-risk youth.

“The G4S Youth Services team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to the children in our facilities, and I am extremely proud of our staff at Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center,” said Jim Hill, president of G4S Youth Services. “As the first and only juvenile detention center in Tennessee to achieve ACA accreditation, this achievement shows our dedication to delivering the highest quality service to the youth in our care and promoting public safety.”

About G4S Youth Services
G4S Youth Services, LLC, part of G4S Care and Justice Services, is a Tampa-based provider of safe, secure and effective residential and outpatient programs that address the needs of delinquent and troubled youth throughout the United States. G4S Youth Services efficiently manages and prepares youth for their future in society using a holistic approach to the effective rehabilitation of young people through both residential facilities and outpatient programs.

G4S Care and Justice Services provides critical public safety services to governments and their agencies. The division includes G4S Youth Services, LLC, and G4S Justice Services, LLC, the premier provider of advanced monitoring services. For more information, visit http://www.g4s.com/justice.

About G4S plc
G4S is the world's leading security solutions group, which specializes in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 120 countries and around 640,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit http://www.g4s.com.

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Kevin D. Banks
Marketing Manager
G4S Care and Justice Services
(800) 589-6003, ext. 2516

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