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Juvenile Rehabilitation Center Overview


The Butler County Juvenile Rehabilitation Center (BCJRC) is a 30 bed secure facility housing male offenders from throughout the State of Ohio.  BCJRC was built as the first juvenile Community Corrections Facility (CCF) in Ohio in an effort to house youthful offenders in a secure setting, while providing programming designed to help them develop pro-social behaviors.  In 1996, BCJRC was recognized as “The Outstanding Community Correctional Facility-State of Ohio.”  The facility is accredited through the American Correctional Association, first receiving accreditation in 2007 and subsequent re-accreditations in 2010 and 2013.  Further, the facility passed its’ first PREA standards audit in 2015.  Lastly, the facility has been re-accredited for the treatment and transition of youthful offenders adjudicated of sexually oriented offenses by the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) on March 20, 2015. 

BCJRC utilizes evidence based practices to address the needs of the youth placed in the facility.  This variety of programming includes individual, group and family therapy designed to meet their unique needs.  Programming includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions such as Thinking for a Change (T4C), Aggression Replacement Training (ART), Skillstreaming, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBI-SA), and Pathways for sexually oriented offending.  Parents of youth placed in our facility are involved in Parent Education groups and ongoing family sessions.  Lastly, when residents are nearing completion of the program, they enter a re-entry phase of the program designed to aid in their transition back to their home community. 

While the main focus of the facility is to address anti-social thinking and behavior of our residents, academic improvement is also an essential part of facility programming.  The facility utilizes the Butler County Educational Service Center (BCESC) to provide educational services.  BCESC provides the following services:

  • Year around school calendar
  • Computer based programming, as well as, small group, whole group and individualized instruction.
  • Remediation, credit recovery and special education instruction.
  • Instruction in the following content areas:
    • Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
    • Science
  • Highly qualified content certified teachers that direct student learning in the content classrooms.
  • Special Education Intervention Specialists that provided IEP instruction, additional invention and accommodations/modifications.
  • Independent study of higher level and courses of interest for residents assessed at higher achieving levels and up to date with academic credits. 
  • Course assignment that addresses credit deficiencies first or core classes required to graduate.
  • Curriculum aligned with Ohio Department of Education (ODE) standards (Common Core).
  • Social and life skill instruction. 

The facility relies on a number of community volunteers for faith based and supplementary programming.  Organizations which deserve recognition for the provision of their valuable time are the Hamilton Christian Center, Butler Behavioral Health Services, Miami University and many other individual volunteers.  Finally, special recognition should be given to our dedicated staff members who work tirelessly with the youth placed in our care.  They strive to help each and every youth find a more pro-social path in society.



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Advisory Committee

Jason Gundrum, Superintendent of Corrections
Butler County Juvenile Court

Judge Kathleen D. Romans
Butler County Juvenile Court

Judge Erik D. Niehaus
Butler County Juvenile Court

Robert Clevenger, Court Director
Butler County Juvenile Court

Calvin Rogers, Deputy Superintendent
Butler County Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

Dr. Jeff Asher, Assistant Program Director
Butler County Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

Karla Evans, Community Facilities Manager
Ohio Department of Youth Services


Scott Gates, Assistant Director of Alternative Programs, BCJDC/BCJRC
Butler County Educational Services Center

Chelsea Smith, Administrative Assistant/Guidance Specialist, BCJDC/BCJRC
Butler County Educational Services Center

Kristin Kwiat, Transition and Vocation Specialist, BCJDC/BCJRC
Butler County Educational Services Center

Wendy Folino, Director of Special Services,
Butler County Educational Services Center

Marni Durham
Butler Technology & Development Schools

Dan Bates
Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

Tony Miller, Superintendent
Warren County Juvenile Detention Center

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