Polk County Community, Family & Youth Services

Will my child go to school while in Detention?

  • Will my child go to school while in Detention?

    Yes, your child will attend school while they are here.  Educational services are provided by the Heartland Area Education Agency (AEA). A teacher from Detention will contact your child's school to determine their current academic level.  

  • Contact Us

    Community & Family Division
    Polk County River Place
    2309 Euclid Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    515-286-3434

    Youth Services Division
    Juvenile Detention 515-286-3344
    Centralized Intake 515-286-3350
    1548 Hull Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50316