With its unique architectural style, Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility (IRJCF) sits on 40 acres in Massillon, Ohio where Routes 30 and 21 intersect. Here at Indian River we house male felony offenders from ages 12 to 21.
During their stay at Indian River, the youth reside in one of eight living units. After the completion of orientation, the youth is reviewed by the Behavioral Health Review Board, which assesses their programming needs and assigns them to a permanent living unit. Of the eight living units, four have specialized programs. The Orientation Unit provides an opportunity for the youth to learn Department and local policy and procedures. Two Mental Health units provide individualized needs based programming. In addition, one unit is designated to the development of Life Skills and adaptive functioning in cognitively disabled youth.
The following programming is available for all youth:
Scheduled visitation occurs on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. A Special Visit may be requested by the youth or his legal guardian. A Special Visit may include visits from persons who have traveled long distances, visits with biological children, visits with siblings under the age of 18, and visits with juveniles and their attorneys.
Indian River is currently accredited through the American Correctional Association (ACA). ACA standards address services, programs, and operations essential to effective correctional management. Standards set by ACA reflect practical up-to-date policies and procedures and function as a management tool for agencies and facilities throughout the world.