The Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility (ChJCF) 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 and middle school, behavioral health services, unit management, medical and dental care, recreation, religious services, community service opportunities and reentry services.
Please click here to view here a virtual tour of ChJCF.
As with other DYS facilities, ChJCF 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 ChJCF include the following:
Adopt-a-highway community service
Baby Elmo Program
Bill Glass Weekend of Champions
Carroll Ballers Mentoring
Christ Community Chapel
Coats and Shoes for Kids Warehouse Community Service
College Courses for Graduates (Ashland University)
Daily Bible Study (various churches)
Employment opportunities for youth
Facility tours for families
Graduate Book Club
Graduates Garden Club
Inner Healing Ministry
Job Interview Skills & Resume Creation Program
Renee Jones Empowerment community service
“Understanding Your Bible” Program
Volunteers of America
Volunteer inquiries can be directed to Angie Wurgler at (216) 682-2277 or at Angelina.Wurgler@dys.ohio.gov.
More information for families, including telephone, commissary, and free transportation to facilities, is available here.
The facility’s volunteer coordinator is Chaplain Roschelle Ogbuji, and volunteer inquiries can be directed to her at (216) 682-2269 or at Roschelle.Ogbuji@dys.ohio.gov.