About YRTC-Geneva

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Youth Rehabilitation & Treatment Center - Geneva is to provide a place where young women can learn, develop a sense of self, and return to their homes as good, law-abiding citizens.

To accomplish this, YRTC-Geneva provides a wide variety of skills that help each individual with her needs.

 

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General Information

Administrator: Daniel L. Scarborough
Capacity: 82 Treatment Beds
Number of Staff: 100.85 FTE
Annual Budget: $7,359,732.58
Per Diem:
$257.48

Contact Information

Youth Rehabilitation & Treatment Center - Geneva
855 North 1st Street
Geneva, NE 68361

Telephone Number: (402) 759-3164

Fax Number: (402) 759-4804

Goals

  • To protect public safety and to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment. For girls and staff, an essential condition for learning and treatment to be effective.

  • To establish clear expectations of behavior and an accompanying system of accountability for girls and staff that promotes mutual respect, self-discipline, and order.

  • To engage in management practices that promote the safety and well being of
    staff and girls.

  • To provide meaningful opportunities and services for girls to improve their education and vocational competence, to effectively address underlying behavioral problems, and to prepare them for responsible lives in the community.

  • To identify and effectively respond to girls’ health, mental health, and related behavioral problems throughout the course of confinement through the use of professionally appropriate diagnostic, treatment, and prevention protocols.

  • To operate the facility in a manner consistent with principles of fairness and that provide the means of ensuring and protecting each girl’s and family’s legal rights.

  • History

    On March 4, 1891, the Girls Industrial School was established on a 70-acre plot of land near Geneva, Nebraska.  On March 14, 1892, a group of 57 girls came from the Industrial School at Kearney to the new location at Geneva. On January 1, 1997, YRTC-Geneva ended 23-years as a part of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and became one of 10 facilities under the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services.

    Tours

    The YRTC-Geneva offers student-guided tours to individuals and groups. You may arrange for a tour by contacting the YRTC-Geneva.

    Professional Affiliations

    The American Correctional Association accredited YRTC-G as a juvenile correctional facility.

    The Nebraska Department of Education accredited Geneva North High School as a Special Purpose School.

    Involved with Performance-based Standards (Pbs), a quality assurance project administered by the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators.


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