Garza County Regional Juvenile Center
Our Services

 What will GCRJC offer to your youth?

GCRJC providing high quality behavioral health treatment and detention programs for adolescent males and females

  • Full continuum of treatment services for at-risk youth with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Comprehensive Medical and Mental Health Assessments with on-going care
  • Individualized Treatment Plans developed based on Risk and Needs Assessment for each youth.  Each youth will be placed in one of the following programs:
    • -Pre-Adjudicated Male and Female Detention and Assessment
    • -Post-Adjudicated Offenders:
      • General Offender Program
      • High-Risk or Intensive Drug and Alcohol Program
      • Gender Specific Female Program
      • Male or Female 30, 60 or 90 Day Impact Program
      • Male or Female Sex Offender Program
    • TJJD Long-Term Treatment Program
    • State of Nevada Long-Term Treatment
    • Federal Bureau of Prisons Long-Term Treatment
  • Individual sessions, family sessions, and treatment groups include substance abuse education, anger management, victim impact, conflict resolution, life college skills curriculum, gang prevention, character development and others
  • Aggression Replacement Training (ART) and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
  • Pyschiatric services and medication management provided on-site
  • On-Site TEA accredited education provided by Post Independent School District
  • On-Site GED preparation classes and testing
  • Online College Courses available through Ashworth College
  • Structured Recreation Program
  • Variety of religious services
  • Weekly Student Council meetings

What can the placing agency expect from GCRJC?

  • Bi-weekly and/or monthly treatment plan reviews
  • Incorporation of reintegration needs into individual treatment plans
  • Provide 24 hour immediate administrative response to the needs or concerns of the placing agency via the Program Manager, Director of Operations or Director of Treatment
  • Willingness to accommodate special requests as needed by the placing agency, i.e., special family visitation or home furloughs
  • Site tours of the facility at the placing agency's request
  • Bi-annual program updates to keep placing agency informed of the program services, policies and procedures, or state regulatory standards
  • Program generated annual contract renewal process

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
Garza 2017 PREA C

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

Garza County PREA Audit Report 2017

2017 PREA Year in Review

Survey of Sexual Victimization Report 2017

2018 PREA Year in Review

Survey of Sexual Victimization Report 2018

Survey of Sexual Victimization Report 2019

2019 PREA Year in Review

GCRJC 03-041 PREA Policy