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Indiana Department of Correction

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Facility Summary



Security Level

Avg Daily Population
Calendar Year 2013: 54

Campus style housing and maximum security housing for students unable to manage their behavior in the campus setting.





John Galipeau

1130 MSH 4th Street
Madison, Indiana 47250

Phone Number:
(812) 265-6154

Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility (MJCF) provides a safe, supportive environment for committed female adolescents and encourages the development of responsible young women.  MJCF is a maximum security juvenile correctional facility that has the ability to house 167 students. MJCF is the only female facility in the state of Indiana, and the only reception and diagnostic center for newly committed female youths.

MJCF offers a number of groups that address the needs of its student population, including: Criminal and Addictive Thinking, Cage the Rage for Women, Voices, Healthy Relationships, Employability Skills, Substance Abuse, Relapse Prevention, Suicide Prevention, Grief and Loss and several others. 


Community Advisory Board



Next Meeting: Thursday April 21, 2016 @ 11:30 am

2016 CAB Members


Community Involvement Coordinator

Debbie Sparks

 (812) 265-6154 ext. 263

Volunteer Programs

Allen's Bible Study Group - provides study groups and game day for students

Farmers Bible Study - provides a bible study group every Sunday

St. John's Bible Study/Celebrate Recovery - same volunteers in both groups, provides a Saturday morning bible study and Celebrate Recovery on Monday evenings

Chapels - this is handled by various church groups who alternate Saturdays for an evening chapel

Tops - this is a 12 week program facilitated by Planned Parenthood

Yoga - certified instructor who instructs a yoga class on Thursday evenings

Hair Care - certified stylist who offers hair care to students, times vary

Girls Inc. - program facilitated by our local Girls Inc. teaching as well as crafts

Hanover College Light - student group from a local college that comes to the facility and plays games with the students throughout the school year

 Volunteer/Donation Needs

Hygiene products

Volunteer Information

A juvenile facility is more detailed in background screens. A level 2 or above volunteer must complete a Diana Screen and CPS check.