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Indiana Department of Corrections

Division of Youth Services

DYS > Logansport Treatment Unit Logansport Treatment Unit

 

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Facility Summary

 

 

Established
1994

Security Level
Low Medium and High Medium

Avg Daily Population
Calendar Year 2013: 125

Housing
Dormitories

 


Superintendent
Lori Harshbarger

Address:
1118 South State Road 25
Logansport, IN 46947

Phone Number:
(574) 753-7571

The Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility Treatment Unit originally opened in October 1994 as the North Central Juvenile Correctional Facility.  The facility came into existence due to the departments increasing juvenile male population. The facility began its existence after three vacant buildings of the Logansport State Hospital were identified to house the rising population. These buildings are known as Housing, Programming, and Administration. The facility houses male juveniles from the ages of 12 to 18 years of age and all risk levels.  The students must meet minimum treatment, custody and educational goals within each growth level to be promoted through the program.

On July 31, 2006 the North Central Juvenile Correctional Facility merged with the Logansport Juvenile Intake/Diagnostic Facility to form the current Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility. Although merging the treatment unit, formerly NCJCF and the intake unit, formerly LJIDF, these units continue to maintain their previous missions.

Community Advisory Board

Meetings

All Community Advisory Board meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. in the Administration Building.

  • February 20, 2014
  • May 22, 2014
  • August 21, 2014
  • November 13, 2014

2013 Members

 

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Community Involvement Coordinator

Shannon Hiles

shiles@idoc.in.gov

574.753.7571 ext. 4001

 Volunteer Programs

The Clean Lifestyle Is Freedom Forever (CLIFF) program at LJCF is an intensive substance abuse treatment program designed to provide male juveniles with the skills needed to lead productive, drug-free lifestyles. The unit provides these juveniles with a positive environment where they can learn social and cognitive skills to help them strive for success upon their return to the community.

The Purposeful Living Units Serve (PLUS) program at LJCF is a faith and character based program designed to transform the thinking patterns of the participants from a self-centered focus to a community and others centered focus. Through several different groups, both clinical and educational, the juveniles learn the importance of having a purpose bigger than the day-to-day self-centered mindset.

The Youth Transition Reentry Independent Unit, Y TRI, is designed to prepare students that will soon be returning to their communities with opportunities that will assist in the transition from restrictive placement to a community setting. These students will be taught life skills that will enable them to live as productive members of society and given the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to transition, reenter and independently make positive decisions while at the facility.

 Current Volunteer Programs that are recruiting new volunteers

 Warriors for Christ led by Pastor Mike & Mrs. Michelle LaManna, WFC is a non-denominational prison ministry whose mission is to teach and preach to incarcerated youth so they are able to leave and not return to a life of crime and detention.

Kairos Torch - Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a lay-led, interdenominational Christian ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ's love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families. Kairos Torch team volunteers commit to a weekly mentoring process with the youthful offenders for six months after the Weekend, which includes:

  • Six months of weekly one-to-one mentoring
  • Discussion of self-esteem and anger Management
  • Short and long-term goal setting
  • Monthly group Reunions
  • Insight Garden Program facilitates an innovative curriculum combined with vocational gardening and landscaping training so that people in prison can reconnect to self, community, and the natural world. This “inner” and “outer” gardening approach transforms lives, ends ongoing cycles of incarceration, and creates safer communities.

The adult mentor also provides a positive role model for the youth.

Volunteer/Donation Needs

  • Religious reference books
  • Arts, crafts, materials, and supplies
  • Used greeting cards
  • Games and puzzles
  • Yarn and Loom knitting supplies