Serving Bannock, Bear Lake,
Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power Counties
Our mission is to provide a secure, safe environment for juveniles who are placed in our care by the courts. Through programs and staff interaction, it is our goal to address attitudes, citizenship, school attendance, drug/alcohol problems, self worth, individual accountability and decision-making skills. We will work to meet the basic physical and emotional needs of the residents in an atmosphere of respect and concern.
Department Philosophy - The Balanced Approach
The Balanced and Restorative Justice Model is a philosophy of correctional care that emphasizes three equally important principles:
- Accountability: When a crime occurs, a debt is incurred. Youth must be held accountable for their actions and to restore the victim's losses.
- Competency Development: Offenders should leave the system more capable of productive participation in conventional society than when they entered.
- Community Protection: The public has a right to a safe and secure community.