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JDC

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 Nix - Administrator

Office Location

Lantz Lurry Juvenile Detention Center

2200 Banks Rd

Texarkana, AR 71854

870.773.3776 - Phone

870.772.4438 - Fax


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement


For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, ( AD- 3027) found online at; http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

            Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

            1400 Independence Avenue, SW

            Washington, D.C.  20250-9410

(2)        Fax: (202) 690-7442 

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.