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South Bend Juvenile Correctional Facility

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Security Level
Medium/Very High

Avg Daily Population
Calendar Year 2008 - 119


Esa Ehmen-Krause

Contact Info
(574) 232-8808
4650 Old Cleveland Rd.
South Bend, IN 46628

Beverly Williams, 
Program Director 

Media Contact
Esa Ehmen-Krause

Visiting Guidelines

Saturday & Sunday and all State recognized holidays 8:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-4:00pm.


Bypass 31 to Nimitz Parkway; East to Trade Drive; South on Trade Drive; West on Old Cleveland; Facility is on the south side.


Students participate in individual counseling, interventions and treatment groups. Successful student re-entry into the community as law-abiding, productive citizens is enhanced by their completion of pro-social skills programming. Treatment groups are facilitated by counselors, treatment teams, staff psychologist and qualified community volunteers. Treatment groups for 2008 include but are not limited to:


  • "Why Try"
  • Napoleon Hill's "Keys to Success"
  • The Stay SHARP* Substance Abuse Program - Low Risk Version
  • The Stay SHARP* Substance Abuse Program - Basic Version
  • The Stay SHARP* Substance Abuse Program - Regular Version
  • The Stay SHARP* Substance Abuse Program - Intensive Version
  • Ready for Re-Entry Program
  • "It's My Child Too" 
  • STD/HIV/AIDS/Sex Awareness Workshop
  • "Looking Back - Looking Forward" ISP Presentation
  • "Looking Back - Looking Forward" Follow-Up Workshop

    Community Advisory Board


    • September 24, 2009
    • October 22, 2009 
    • December 3, 2009


    Andrew Kostielney
    Assoc. Dir. Of Youth Justice Programs
    Robinson Community Learning Center                                                              


    Dr. William Bruinsma, Director
    Juvenile Justice Center                                                 


    Betty Mann, Retired Federal Probation Officer                                                                                            


    Jeannine Curtis, Exec. Director
    Lincoln Therapeutic Partnership                                                               


    Michael A. Dvorak, Prosecuting Atty                                                             


    Hon. Michael G. Gotsch
    Judge, Circuit Court                        


    Hon. John M. Marnocha
    Judge, Criminal Jurisdiction                                                         


    Hon. Michael P. Scopelitis
    Judge, Criminal Jurisdiction                                                         


    Jerry Johnson
    Chief Probation Officer                                                                


    Anthony V. Luber
    Criminal Defense Atty                                                                   


    Susan Hancock

    Director of Community Corrections


    Edward Bradford, Jr, Principal
    Riley High School


    Nancy Bryant, LCSW
    Summit Counseling Services


    Frank Canarecci
    St. Joseph County Sheriff


    Julie Lawson, Warden
    St. Joseph County Jail


    Linda Cioch, Director
    St. Joseph County DCS


    Greg S. Cress, Superintendent
    South Bend Re-Entry Center


    Peter H. Mullen
    St. Joseph County Auditor


    Maria Kaczmarek
    Executive Director
    Dismas of Michiana


    Mayor Stephen Luecke


    Lynn Coleman
    Assistant to the Mayor


    Hon. Peter J. Nemeth    
    Judge, Juvenile Jurisdiction                                         


    Donald Shone