GCRJC PREA Information

In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, Cornerstone Programs and the Garza County Regional Juvenile Center have a Zero Tolerance Policy toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

Anyone with information regarding a PREA related matter or a sexual abuse allegation may contact the following entities. 

The agencies responsible for criminal investigations of alleged sexual abuse are:

Garza County Sheriff’s Office
412 W 15th St, Post, TX 79356
Phone: 806.495.3595

Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
State Abuse Reporting Hotline
1.866.477.8354

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The agency responsible for administrative investigations of alleged sexual abuse is:

Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Administrative Investigation Department (AID)
1.877.786.7263

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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
 
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
 
Garza County Regional Juvenile Center
Admissions
 

Admission Referral Process

Referring a client to GCRJC is an easy process which includes:
  1. Call GCRJC Admission Dept. 806.495.0266 ext. 128 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Obtain and complete all materials and forms for admission
  3. Requested materials are reviewed by GCRJC Admissions Team
  4. Admissions Department and Referral Agency or Parent/Guardian will work together to coordinate admission date, time, medications, admission documents and transportation arrangements

Garza County Regional Juvenile Center's administrative, clinical, and therapeutic safety staff have a common goal to provide clients with high quality assessment, treatment, and wrap-around/support recovery services.

 

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

Garza County PREA Audit Report 2017