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The Lantz Lurry Juvenile Detention Center has been in its present location since 1995.  It was named after the late Lantz Lurry, Miller County Assessor for 36 years. The JDC is a detention center for Texarkana and all of Miller County, as well as a holding facility for numerous counties and the Division of Youth Services.


The facility detains juveniles from ten to eighteen (10-18) years old.  The JDC provides:


YEAR ROUND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (including GED testing)

HIV/STD PREVENTION WORKSHOPS

ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES

DRUG/ALCOHOL PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION

LIFE SKILLS

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

IN-HOUSE THERAPEUTIC COUNSELING

SUICIDE RISK SCREENINGS

ON CALL NURSE

JOB CORP AND MILITARY ENCOURAGEMENT

SPRING & SUMMER GARDEN

EXERCISE PROGRAM including (lawn care and outside duties)


The JDC is a member of the Arkansas Juvenile Detention Association which sponsors annual conferences, providing updates on juvenile standards, training workshops to provide education and instruction to better serve the adolescents in our care.  The staff is experienced at working with troubled youth and the many issues that face them on a daily basis.  They work diligently each and every day to teach the incarcerated youth cooperation, courage, courtesy, honesty, patience, respect, responsibility, and self-control.


As a whole, the JDC of Miller County encourages our clients to make more positive choices which will guide them in the right direction, ensure to each and every client they are loved and wonderfully made, all have a gift, but most of all, their dreams are just a decision away.


Tyna Studebaker - Administrator

Office Location

Lantz Lurry Juvenile Detention Center

2200 Banks Rd

Texarkana, AR 71854


870.773.3776 - Phone

870.772.4438 - Fax