The St. Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) is dedicated to protecting the safety of the community by providing the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation for the children and families of our county.




Current Initiatives

Friends of the JJC is a non profit group that raises money to support the JJC and initiatives for the youth who are serviced by the JJC. 

Board Members

Michael Misch

Marty OGren

Jason Critchlow

We are always raising money to support the JJC and initials for the youth who are serviced by the JJC.  During the months of November and Decemberour fundraising is focused on holiday programming and gifts which include reading and educational materials for the children who are currently detained and cannot celebrate the holidays with their families.



Current Initiatives

There are occasions when the court and/or detention staff will identify needs to better support the Juveniles served that are not within the budget.  These items can include programs such as tutoring, support for the reading & writing, music, art, and/or athletics.   This also includes additional gym equipment that are safe for the staff and juveniles served. 


Overall Need for Any Gym Equipment


FOJJC Supports the Girl Scouts of
Northern Indiana-Michiana


Girl Scouts programming is heavily funded by the sale of their cookies which was interrupted this year due to COVID. The Friends of the JJC Board was proud to support Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana by purchasing cookies for the staff and residents of the Juvenile Justice Center. 

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