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Illinois Youth Center - Kewanee

Facility Data

Kewanee IYC Facility Building

Illinois Youth Center Kewanee

Opened:  November 2001
Capacity:  354
Level 2 Medium Juvenile Male
Average Daily Population:  260
Average Age:  17


Acting Superintendent Shellie Hilgendorf

Visiting Hours

IDJJ Visitation Rules and Information -- please review before visiting

On the first visit to any Illinois Youth Center, the visitors will be required to have a photo identification, such as a driver's license, a state identification card, or acceptable documentation of non-US citizen including a current passport, Visa, or Matricula, and documentation that includes their social security numbers if US citizens, and date of birth.

Please have two forms of identification; one should be a photo ID for additional visits.

Call facility for hours.

Facility Address

Business Mail:
2021 Kentville Road
Kewanee, IL  61443

Youth Mail:
2021 Kentville Road
Kewanee, IL  61443

(309) 852-4601

Facility Information

Opened in November 2001, Illinois Youth Center - Kewanee is a secure medium-security facility that houses youthful male offenders. IYC-Kewanee has five 60-cell housing units. The facility includes a Medical Unit with six infirmary beds, eight crisis cells. The Education Department has 18 general education classrooms and three vocational classrooms. IYC-Kewanee is designated as a special treatment facility, focusing on treatment for youth with severe mental health issues, substance abuse problems and sex offenders. A wide range of intensive treatment programs are in place to address these issues, including psychiatric, medical care and counseling services provided 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Academic, vocational, recreational, religious and volunteer programs support these services.