Garza County Regional Juvenile Center
Why Use Garza County Regional Juvenile Center
 

 Safety Comes First

Garza County Regional Juvenile Center (GCRJC) places an emphasis on safety by minimizing use of force and confinement incidents. The program has achieved 100 percent compliance on Fire Safety and Department of Health inspections.

 Evidence Based

Use of Nobel Software to conduct evidence based risk and needs assessments in order to implement the most effective case plan for each youth.

 Cost Effectiveness

GCRJC provides cost effective programs tailored to the needs of each youth.

 Programming Services

Our programming services exceed our monitoring agency's standards by at least 35 percent.

 Transportation

As an additional service, GCRJC will transport to and from all court appearances, admissions or discharge pick-ups, and all medical appointments.

 Program Certifications

In it's quest fro greater accountability and seeking industry best practices, GCRJC sought and attained American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation. Additionally, the program is a PREA certified facility, as mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.

GCRJC consistently scores in the high 90 percentile on its monitoring agency’s comprehensive inspections and audits.

GCRJC most recently achieved:

  • Zero deficiencies on 2013 FBOP Monitoring
  • 96.62% on 2014 TJJD Monitoring
  • 98.2% Program Completion Rate
 

Awarded National Accreditation 2016-2019

January 2016
ACA Accreditation Certificate
Haylee Dill ACA Certification Presentation
 

Garza County Regional Juvenile Center Awarded National Accreditation

Elias Diggins, Chairperson of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections (CAC), and Bridget Bayliss-Curren, Director of Standards and Accreditation, American Correctional Association recently announced the accreditation of the Garza County Regional Juvenile Center. The award was presented in conjunction with the American Correctional Association 2016 Winter Conference on January 25, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In presenting the award, Elias Diggins, Chairperson of the CAC, and Mary Livers, President of the American Correctional Association (ACA), complimented the facility on their professional level of operation and their success in completing the accreditation process. The agency is one of over 1,500 correctional organizations currently involved in accreditation across the nation.

The accreditation program is a professional peer review process based on national standards that have evolved since the founding of the Association in 1870. The standards were developed by national leaders from the field of corrections, law, architecture, health care, and other groups who are interested in sound correctional management. ACA standards address services, programs, health care and security operations essential to effective correctional management. Through accreditation, an agency is able to maintain a balance between protecting the public and providing an environment that safeguards the life, health, and safety of staff and offenders. 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.

The three-year accreditation award granted to the Garza County Regional Juvenile Center does not signal the end of their involvement in the accreditation process. During the award period, staff will work to improve any deficiencies identified during the audit and maintain continuous compliance with the standards.

 

Residential Provider of the Year

August 7, 2014
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Garza County PREA Certificate

The Garza County Regional Juvenile Center, a Cornerstone Programs facility, located in Post, Texas, has been awarded the Texas Juvenile Justice Department’s “Residential Provider of the Year” for Fiscal year 2013!

In consideration for the award, GCRJC was evaluated against measures for residential programs, to include: Number of Serious Incidents, Number of Confirmed Mistreatments, Responsiveness to Youth Grievances/Complaints, Monitoring and Inspection Comprehensive Review Score and Re-Incarceration Rates for Youth after the completion of the program.

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department found that GCRJC exceeded expectations in those measures. The program has been recognized for the responsive and credible handling of youth grievances to deal with issues or questions that impact youth served by the Center. According to TJJD, GCRJC had the highest M&I Comprehensive Review Score at 92.95% and had the lowest Re-incarceration rate at the one year benchmark, at 4.3%!

The GCRJC program has developed and maintained a positive youth culture that has allowed effective youth and staff interaction, and fostered a facility environment that is conducive for youth to participate and get the most out of the therapeutic services offered. By establishing rapport and sound therapeutic principles in their daily interaction with program youth and in the completion of their duties, GCRJC staff have elevated the program to a level that meets and exceeds the program measures set forth by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. For this, the staff at GCRJC are to be commended.

GCRJC PREA Information

Garza County PREA Audit Report 2014

Survey of Sexual Victimization Report 2014

Survey of Sexual Victimization Report 2015

Survey of Sexual Victimization Report 2016

2016 Annual PREA Report