Welcome to the New Castle County Detention Center. The New Castle County Detention Center (NCCDC) is a 64 bed lock-secure facility serving pre-adjudicated males and females under the age of 18 years old.  The facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA), a nationally recognized organization that sets standards for adult and juvenile correctional facilities.

Several types of programs are available: HIV prevention, Boy Scouts/Crew, aggression resistance, drug education. We also offer practical life lessons such as dance, cooking, and gardening classes.

Certified providers offer medical, dental, and psychological services. Religious services of various faiths are regularly scheduled or can be provided upon request.

Academic education is provided by public education teachers.  Credits received in these facilities can be transferred towards a high school diploma or GED.

Throughout the resident's stay, staff maintains contact with the family to assist in adjusting the youth's behavior towards becoming a better citizen.  Services are available to assist families in providing guidance to help their child (ren) to meet this goal.

Behavior Management
Phone Privileges
Resident Handbook

NCCDC Contact Information:

Mailing address:

963 Centre Rd., Bldg #14
Wilmington, DE 19805

Telephone: 302-633-3100
Fax: 302-995-8393
Email: yrs.dscyf@delaware.gov