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Circleville JCF

About CJCF

The Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility (CJCF) serves male youth. The facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association and provides a variety of services and treatment for youth, including a fully accredited high school, behavioral health services, unit management, medical and dental care, recreation, religious services, community service opportunities, and reentry services.

As with other DYS facilities, CJCF offers substance abuse programming, victim awareness, sex offender programming, and gang interventions. Treatment targets a variety of issues including conduct disorders, anger, aggression, violence, depression, anxiety, self-injury, sleep disturbances, and more. Unique programs at CJCF include the following:

  • Anger, Aggression & Violence
  • Buckeye Reach
  • Career Tech Training via Career Based Intervention
  • Chop It Up With Chap
  • Epiphany Ministry
  • Faith Ministries Church
  • Family Worship Day
  • Freedom Ministries
  • Graphic Design Program
  • Horticulture Program
  • Kairos Torch
  • Man Up Group
  • Men of Purpose Group
  • Ohio Christian University Gospel Choir
  • Ohio State University Tutoring Program
  • Son Reign Ministries
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Victim Awareness

Visitation Information 

Please note that in-person visitation is currently suspended 
due to COVID-19

All youth are eligible for visitation every day

Read more information about visitation in Additional Resources.

Visitation Times

Monday-Friday

  • Youth With GED Or Diploma: 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Youth In School: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday

  • All Youth: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Volunteer Inquiries

Volunteer inquiries can be directed to:

Chaplain Curtis Kemp, Circleville JCF Volunteer Coordinator

Tel: (740) 571-8267

Email: Curtis.Kemp@dys.ohio.gov