The Cornerstone Way
Success is achieved by Cornerstone’s commitment to staff training.




Cornerstone’s nationwide, gender-specific treatment programs teach youth accountability and responsibility in highly structured, education-oriented environments while ensuring community safety. Cornerstone’s success results in large part from its approach to treatment, and we call it “The Cornerstone Way.” It is multifaceted and based on empirical research of "Best Practices" with our unique populations.


 Expecting Greatness

As a leader in the field, Cornerstone recognizes the need for well-trained staff. Cornerstone provides extensive, ongoing training for all its programs. It is our staff’s responsibility to teach, coach, mentor, model and set limits for all our youth.

Cornerstone expects greatness from its youth because we believe their potential is great. It is our job to show them that greatness exists within each of them. Cornerstone Programs helps our youth learn to cope rather than striking out under stress – a challenging assignment for young people who often learned survival skills in life’s most challenging situations.

 Comprehensive Approach

Cornerstone’s comprehensive adolescent treatment programs include:

  • Residential and Non-Residential Treatment
  • Secure and Staff-Secure Treatment
  • Sexual and Violent Offender Treatment
  • Detention Services
  • Intensive Supervision / Alternatives to Detention
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Gender-Specific / Female Responsive Programming for Girls
  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment
  • Aftercare Services

 Their Future

Learning what is pro-social and acceptable behavior, improving social and life skills and gaining respect for one’s self and others in a caring environment – that’s the Cornerstone Program. And today, it’s making a difference in the lives of hundreds of young men and women.