The Division of Community Programs provides community reentry and parole aftercare services to youth released from JRA residential confinement including less restrictive placement in local community facilities. At the core of parole services is Functional Family Parole (FFP), a set of family focused guiding principles for reentry and aftercare based on Functional Family Therapy (FFT), a family treatment model named by the US Surgeon General as one of four model programs designed for seriously delinquent youth. Parole counselor’s work with youth and families to engage and motivate them to participate in community services designed to reduce risk and enhance protective factors improving outcomes and increasing public safety.
Community facilities are located in each of the JRA regions and provide step down and re-entry opportunities to minimum security youth serving JRA residential sentences. The community facilities are as follows:
This facility is located in East Wenatchee and is a certified Recovery House and Long Term Care facility by Washington State’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. Youth in this program have completed inpatient or outpatient substance abuse treatment services and are supported to remain clean and sober by utilizing the skills of dialectical behavior therapy and relapse prevention. Youth have the opportunity to participate in regular educational programming both on-site and on campus at Eastmont High School as well as Wenatchee Valley College. Vocational training programs through Skills Center and Skills Source are available as well. Opportunity for employment in the community is also offered.
Canyon staff work with families and supportive others to successfully transition youth back to their community upon release.
260 N. Georgia Avenue
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Phone (509) 886-6283
Oakridge is located in Lakewood, WA. The focus of this Community Facility is to successfully transition youth back into the community by providing individual treatment, skills acquisition and generalization, a variety of educational opportunities and support for family reintegration. Youth at Oakridge have the opportunity to attend regular high school, vocational training programs, community college and/or work at regular jobs in the community.
8701 Steilacoom Boulevard S.W.
Tacoma, WA 98498
Phone (253) 589-7145
Located in Ellensburg, Parke Creek is a Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery certified Inpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Program and Recovery House, with an emphasis on youth with co-occurring disorders. Parke Creek provides Cognitive Behavioral Treatment services and an onsite school program for youth with a minimum security classification. Youth who complete the Parke Creek program transition home, transfer to another community facility, or are released to parole services.
Steve Cordero, Administrator
Chris McLaughlin, Supervisor
Parke Creek Community Facility
11042 Park Creek Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone (509) 968-3924
Ridgeview Community Facility provides Strength-Based, Gender Responsive Programming and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment to female juvenile offenders in the state of Washington.
In order to protect the public, the young women at Ridgeview are provided the skills necessary to increase self-confidence, the ability to self monitor their behaviors and emotions and the ability to respect themselves and others. We build upon young women’s strengths to allow them to realize their potential, set and achieve goals, and become productive members of their communities.
Program Overview: Ridgeview Community Facility is located in Yakima, WA and houses up to 15 young women. Ridgeview is a Gender Specific Program for females that offers a variety of services to encourage a successful transition back into the community. Treatment at Ridgeview is based on JRA’s Integrated Treatment Model. While youth are in the program they will learn the skills necessary to find work, be successful in school, to problem solve, and to get their needs met pro-socially.
At Ridgeview we incorporate both Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as part of JRA’s Integrated Treatment Model (ITM) and Gender Responsive Programming specific for girls.
1726 Jerome Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone (509) 575-2736
Sunrise Community Facility is located in Ephrata, Washington. We have a wonderful and valuable partnership with the Columbia Basin Job Corps Program located in Moses Lake. Youth must be 16 years of age and willing to enroll in the Job Corps Program along with a minimum of 8–12 months remaining on their sentence. Through this partnership youth will achieve their education goals and receive career technical training. Youth have an opportunity to pursue a career in the following trades; carpentry, cement, painting, plastering, finance & business, welding, culinary arts, CISCO Networking and facilities maintenance. They will obtain the skills needed to become independent, employable and pursue further education goals. Youth receive incentive pay through their participation in the Columbia Basin Job Corps Program.
Youth have many opportunities to be in the community to participate in shopping, recreation, field trips, local community activities, family visits including earning community involvement passes to go out in the community with family. Sunrise staff foster’s a warm and caring environment and work very hard to match to each youth’s goals. Youth and staff work very closely with the Job Corps staff to be sure each youth has access to all programs offered at the center, including opportunities for youth to be in the community working for an employer through the worked based learning program. Upon release, youth will have obtained their high school or general education diploma along with job placement and/or admission into a college program.
Sunrise Community Facility Administrator
1421 East Division
Ephrata, WA 98823
Touchtone is located in Olympia, WA. The focus of this Community Facility is to successfully transition youth back into the community by providing individual treatment, skills acquisition and generalization, a variety of educational opportunities and support for family reintegration. Youth at Touchstone have the opportunity to attend regular high school, vocational training programs, community college and/or work at regular jobs in the community.
Touchstone State Community Facility
2010 Puget St. N.E.
Phone (360) 586-1081
Twin Rivers Community Facility is located in Richland Washington. We provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy to all of our clients with an emphasis on individualized treatment and transition. They are able to learn and generalize skills in a community based setting. We provide youth opportunities to work towards their goals which include attending community based programs such as attending local secondary school, community college, skills center, and employment opportunities. We work closely with each youth allowing opportunities to complete community service hours and restitution. Our treatment team embraces individual differences and we learn through our relationships with our clients of how to assist them in achieving their goals. We work collaboratively with youth and their families to support a successful transition back into their local community.
Twin Rivers Administrator
Richland WA, 99354 - 2239
14521 - 124th Avenue N.E.
Woodinville, WA 98072
Phone (425) 483-2819