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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.

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

Life Skills Units

Mental Health Units

Parenting Programs

Staff-Youth Mentoring Program

The facility‚Äôs volunteer coordinator is Chaplain Bryan Glover, and volunteer inquiries can be directed to him at (330) 837-4211 or at 

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


Scheduled visitation occurs on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 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 6, and visits with attorneys. 


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