Mission & Vision

Our Mission
The mission of the Ingham County Youth Center is to create and maintain a clean, safe and secure environment in which our staff will interact with each youth in a firm, fair, and consistent manner.  Each youth will be treated with dignity and respect and will be held to high expectations and standards.

Our Vision
The Ingham County Youth Center will be a national leader and model for juvenile detention services.


"Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones." - Stephen R. Covey, Author

Look at the choices you've made in your past, and observe how much you have or haven't lived by those principles. Don't waste time feeling regretful or guilty. Remember that "...until a person can say deeply and honestly, I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday, that person cannot say, I choose otherwise." -Stephen R. Covey, Author