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.
As with other DYS facilities, ChJCF offers substance abuse programming, victim awareness, sex offender programming, 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:
Baby Elmo Program
Bill Glass Weekend of Champions
Christ Community Chapel
Coats and Shoes for Kids Warehouse Community Service
College Courses for Graduates (Ashland University)
Daily Bible Study (various churches)
Graduates Garden Club
Job Interview Skills & Resume Creation Program
Mighty Men of Valor
Pavilion Suburban Nursing Home Community Service
“Shattering Your Strongholds”
Sunlight Village Mentoring
“Understanding Your Bible” Program
The facility’s volunteer coordinator is Chaplain Gregory Clark, and 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.