The Juvenile Justice Center, located at 211 Eighth Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids (diagonally across the street from the Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center), opened in October 2011. It is built one foot above the 2008 flood level and houses juvenile probation offices, juvenile county attorneys and the juvenile court functions that were in the lower level of the Courthouse on May's Island. The building has a sally port for added security and safety.
The Juvenile Justice Center is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified. LEED is an internationally recognized certification program that measures green and sustainable building practices. The building's sustainable design will reduce the lifetime operational cost and greatly improve energy efficiency.
The Juvenile Justice Center is one of three Linn County buildings that displays public art in its lobby.