U.S. Courts Design Guide
U.S. Marshals Service
The major responsibility of the USMS is maintaining order and security in
courthouses or court-occupied space in other federal buildings and leased facilities. As
such, the USMS is an integral part of courthouse security. Criteria for the USMS and
courthouse security can be found in USMS' Requirements and Specifications for
Special Purpose and Support Space Manual.
When provided in the courthouse, a daycare center can be located either on the first
floor or an adjacent floor. The daycare center must conform to requirements described
in GSA's Child Care Center Design Guide and Facilities Standards for the Public
Buildings Service. Due to the threat of violence in court facilities, the location of
daycare centers must be considered in consultation with the USMS.