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Onondaga County Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center

The Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center is a 32 bed secure, facility that serves Juvenile Delinquents (JD) and Juvenile Offenders (JO), who are at risk of committing further offenses or missing court appearance during the pendency of their Family or Criminal Court case.

Youth at Hillbrook are detained on a short-term basis during the pendency of their case.  Based upon the court outcome, the youth may be returned to their communities, placed on probation or referred to agencies that provide longer-term care.

Hillbrook not only supports the detention needs of Onondaga County, but also functions as a regional partner to surrounding counties who do not operate a detention facility.

Hillbrook’s Mission is to ensure public safety while encouraging individual success for each youth through restorative justice, strength-based programming and family and community involvement. The facility is operated by the Onondaga County Department of Children & Family Services and is certified by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Safety for All Juvenile Residents:  In accordance with the 2003 Federal Civil Stature PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act), the Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center maintains a zero tolerance towards all forms of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.  It is the policy of Hillbrook to safeguard the rights of all youth in its care and custody.  Youth and third parties, such as family members, attorneys and guardians of youth, shall have the opportunity to report, confidentially, about any needs, concerns or complaints.  Staff shall respond in a fair and timely manner and have a responsibility to take measures to protect youth in custody from sexual abuse, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.


If there is a concern about something that a child has experienced at the Onondaga County Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center, please report immediately to any of the following:


  • Call and speak with a Senior Counselor or Social Worker at 315-435-1421
  • Contact the Director of Operations, Peter Natale, at 315-435-5382
  • PREA Coordinator, Meg Burns, at 315-435-5353
  • The Office of the Ombudsman at 1-888-219-9818 or by Email at Myallies@ocfs.ny.gov
  • The Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs at 1-855-373-2122

The Hillbrook Detention Center works and supports the vision of the Onondaga County Partnership for Youth Justice that all youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System are given an opportunity to safely stay in their community and receive community based supports that are culturally competent in order to successfully transition to adulthood.

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

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