Greene County News Report
XENIA — The Miami Valley Juvenile Rehabilitation Center has received re-accreditation from the American Correctional Association.
The ACA is a non-profit that administers the only national accreditation program for adult and juvenile justice programs. MVJRC received initial accreditation in 2007 and was re-accredited in 2010 and 2013.
The MVJRC is a community correctional facility funded by the Ohio Department of Youth Services and is under the jurisdiction and direction of Greene County Juvenile Court Judge Adolfo Tornichio.
Located at the Greene County Juvenile Justice complex on Greene Way Boulevard, the complex is a 30-bed residential facility serving both male and female felony offenders referred and place pursuant to court orders in lieu of commitment to the juvenile prison system of the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
It serves qualifying youth from a 10-county consortium including Adams, Brown, Champaign, Clark, Fayette, Greene, Highland, Logan, Madison and Union counties.
The re-accreditation was announced during the ACA’s 2016 winter conference in New Orleans Jan. 23. The accreditation program is a professional peer review process based on national standards that have evolved since the founding of the association in 1870.
The complex also includes the Greene County Juvenile Court and Juvenile Detention Center.
Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.