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  Department of Youth Services Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility

Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility

4321 Green Road
Highland Hills, OH 44128
Phone: (216) 464-8200      Fax: (216) 464-3540

Jim Darnell, Superintendent

For general inquiries, please call the facility or email


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:

Ambassadors of Compassion-Youth for Christ

Baby Elmo Program

Bill Glass Weekend of Champions

“Birthday Bash”

Burger-Fi Employment

Carroll Ballers-Mentoring Program

Children Defense Fund-Freedom Schools

Christ Community Chapel

Coats and Shoes for Kids Warehouse Community Service

College Courses for Graduates (Ashland University)

Daily Bible Study (various churches)

Epiphany Ministry


“Full Throttle”-Streetsboro Baptist Church

Graduates Garden Club

Grief Recovery

Habitat for Humanity

Job Interview Skills & Resume Creation Program

Mens Work Program

Teen Parenting

“Understanding your Bible” Program

Urban League of Greater Cleveland

Volunteers of America

Youth Mentoring


The facility’s volunteer coordinator is Jesse Augenstein.  Volunteer inquiries can be directed to Jesse at 216-464-0051 or at

More information for families, including telephone, commissary, and free transportation to facilities, is available here.




Regular visitation hours for youth still in school or for all youth on the weekends:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6 pm to 9 pm

Saturday: 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 5 pm

Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm

(Please note there is no evening visitation on Wednesdays)


Visitation hours for youth graduates and during intersession (school break):

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 am to 12 pm


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6 pm to 9 pm


Click here for directions to Cuyahoga JCF


Click here to view current openings.


Jim Darnell, Superintendent