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.
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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
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)
“Full Throttle”-Streetsboro Baptist Church
Graduates Garden Club
Habitat for Humanity
Job Interview Skills & Resume Creation Program
Mens Work Program
“Understanding your Bible” Program
Urban League of Greater Cleveland
Volunteers of America
The facility’s volunteer coordinator is Jesse Augenstein. Volunteer inquiries can be directed to Jesse at 216-464-0051 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.More information for families, including telephone, commissary, and free transportation to facilities, is available here.