The Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility (CJCF) serves male youth. The facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association and provides a variety of services and treatment for youth including a fully accredited high school, behavioral health services, unit management, medical and dental care, recreation, religious services, community service opportunities and reentry services.
Please click here to view a virtual tour of CJCF.
As with other DYS facilities, CJCF offers substance abuse programming, victim awareness, sex offender programming, Freedom Schools, and gang interventions. Treatment targets a variety of issues including conduct disorders, anger, aggression, violence, depression, anxiety, self-injury, sleep disturbances, and more. Unique programs at CJCF include the following:
Basketball Fellowship with Circleville Christian University
Community for New Direction
Family Day Worship
Goodwill Good Guides
Horticulture and Urban Agriculture Program
Missionaries of Sacred Heart
Programs in Progress
Purpose Driven Life Group
Road Riders for Jesus Motorcycle Ministry
Woodwork Construction Program
More information for families, including telephone, commissary, and free transportation to facilities, is available here.
The facility’s volunteer coordinator is Chaplain Torrey Kershaw, and volunteer inquiries can be directed to him at (740) 571-8267 or at Torrey.Kershaw@dys.ohio.gov.