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Cuyahoga Hills JCF

About CHJCF

The Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility (ChJCF) 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 and middle school, behavioral health services, unit management, medical and dental care, recreation, religious services, community service opportunities, and reentry services.

As with other DYS facilities, ChJCF 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 ChJCF include the following:

  • Ambassadors of Compassion - Youth for Christ
  • Fatherhood Program
  • Bill Glass Weekend of Champions
  • “Birthday Bash”
  • Carroll Ballers-Mentoring Program
  • Christ Community Chapel
  • Coats and Shoes for Kids Warehouse Community Service
  • Bible Study (various churches)
  • Epiphany Ministry
  • Families-in-Touch
  • “Full Throttle” - Streetsboro Baptist Church
  • Graduates Garden Club
  • Grief Recovery
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Job Interview Skills & Resume Creation Program
  • Mens Work Program
  • Teen Parenting
  • “Understanding your Bible” Program
  • Urban League of Greater Cleveland
  • Volunteers of America
  • Youth Mentoring

Visitation Information 

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

Regular visitation hours for youth still in school or for all youth on weekends.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday:
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday:
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visitation hours for youth graduates and during intersession (school break).

  • Monday, Tuesday, *Wednesday, Thursday:
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*Please note there is no visitation on Wednesday.

Read more information about visitation in Additional Resources.

Volunteer Inquiries

Volunteer inquiries can be directed to:

Kenya Brown, Deputy of Program Services

Tel: (216) 682-2226

Email: Kenya.Brown@dys.ohio.gov