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 Department of Youth Services Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility 

Indian River JCF

2775 Indian River Road, S.W.
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 837-4211    Fax: (330) 837-4740

James Darnell, Superintendent

For general inquiries, please call the facility or email



The Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility (IRJCF) 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, behavioral health services, unit management, medical and dental care, recreation, religious services, community service opportunities and reentry services.


Please click here to view a virtual tour of Indian River JCF. 


As with other DYS facilities, IRJCF 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 IRJCF include the following:

Life Skills Units

Mental Health Units

Parenting Programs

Staff-Youth Mentoring Program


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



The facility’s volunteer coordinator is Chaplain Keith Neal, and volunteer inquiries can be directed to him at (330) 837-4211 or at

Monday through Friday
6-8 pm
Session 1: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Session 2: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Session 1: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Session 2: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

**NOTE: Visitors must enter the facility no later than one (1) hour prior to the close of visiting (i.e. first session no later than 11:00am; second session no later than 4:00pm).

 You will be able to visit both days and both sessions; however, if you leave during a session you will not be permitted to return during that session.


Click here for directions to Indian River JCF


Click here to view current openings.


James Darnell, Superintendent