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Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center 4949 Velasko Road
Syracuse, NY 13215-1930
(315) 435-1421


Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Can I have my child detained?
A.  The only way a youth can be detained at Hillbrook is by a court order. 
      A Judge (Family or Criminal Court) is the only person that can order a youth to detention.

      If you are having problems with your child, there is help available through the Onondaga

      County’s ACCESS Team.


ACCESS is a multi-disciplinary team, that includes Social Services, Probation, Parent Support Partners and practitioners, and is the lead agency when it comes to assisting parents and schools with issues relating to their child.

We encourage parents/guardians to contact the ACCESS Team directly to begin seeking services by calling 315-463-1100.

For more information go directly to the ACCESS website at Onondaga County ACCESS Program.

Q.  Can I apply for a job at Hillbrook?

A.  Hillbrook Detention Center is continuously seeking qualified individuals that want to work 

      directly with youth.

      Please see our Employment page for more information.


Q.  Can I do my teaching Practicum at Hillbrook and/or volunteer?

A.  Hillbrook welcomes aspiring educators seeking to fulfill their student practicum requirements.  

     Candidates must be enrolled in a higher education program and/or course, which require

     college level students to observe certified teachers in a classroom. 


The education department also welcomes volunteers into the classrooms to assist youth in completing assignments and/or provide tutoring. 

For more information, please contact Shannon McMahon at shannonmcmahon@ongov.net  












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