JCC-Nampa - Facility Overview


  • Architecturally secure
  • 84-bed capacity
  • On-site education, meals, recreation, clinical/rehabilitative, religious, family, and nursing services

Target Population

  • Medium-high risk adjudicated male and female juvenile offenders
  • Ages 13-20 years
  • Statewide placements, with focus on juveniles from Idaho’s 18 western and southern counties
  • Juveniles with significant substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders (mental health disorder and diagnosed substance abuse disorder)

Populations Not Intended for Program Placement at This Facility

  • Adjudicated sexual offenders
  • Juveniles with Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED)
  • IQ below 80

Estimated Length of Stay

  • Average 12-15 months

Visiting Hours (by appointment 24-hours in advance, length varies by unit/program rules)

  • Observation and Assessment: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Choices: Sunday, 1:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
  • Solutions: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Call (208) 465-8443 X121 to schedule

Address, Telephone, and Map

  • 1650 11th Ave. North, Nampa, Idaho; Phone (208) 465-8443
  • Directions:
    • From I-84 traveling west-bound, exit Garrity Blvd and turn right
    • From I-84 traveling east-bound exit Garrity Blvd and turn left
      • Go past the Idaho Center to Birch Ln., turn left
      • Go to 11th Ave North, turn left
      • Go past Centennial Golf Course, turn left at Idaho Dept. of Juvenile Corrections

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Basic Services

Program Services (Group Life)

  • Therapeutic community
  • Individualized treatment approach
  • Level system
    • Cognitive restructuring
    • Life skills
    • Group meetings
    • Community service
    • Restitution
    • Victim/Offender work
    • Daily chores, schedule, rating
    • Bi-monthly progress report
    • Monthly progress staffings
    • Anger management
    • Empathy education
    • Aggression Replacement Therapy (ART)
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Support Services

  • Maintenance
  • Food Services
  • Custodial

Religious Activities

  • Sunday services
  • Individual religious visits upon juvenile's request

Clinical Services

  • Drug and alcohol
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family counseling/mediation
  • Family enrichment
  • Assessment(s)

Physical/Health Services

  • On-site nurse
  • On-site meal service
  • Large muscle exercise/recreation
  • Medical/psychiatric/dental/vision care access
  • Safety and security

Educational Services

  • Special education
  • Individual Education Plans
  • HS diploma
  • Fully accredited
  • Certified instructors
  • Computer technology
  • Vocational/Educational skills


What is now known as the Juvenile Corrections Center–Nampa began in May of 1994 as a temporary juvenile center to reduce the overcrowding at JCC–St. Anthony. It was funded by the legislature after an Ada County judge ruled that juvenile offenders across the state were being held too long in detention centers before being transferred to JCC–St. Anthony. The Nampa facility was named Juvenile Corrections Center–West.

As a result of collaboration between Ada and Canyon counties a new program based on the Balanced Approach began in the Spring of 1997 and the facility was renamed, Juvenile Corrections Center–Fast Track, and operated out of the then Idaho State School and Hospital campus. In 1999, the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment program following the Therapeutic Community model was developed and implemented, so the juveniles could address both their antisocial and addictive behaviors.

Phase I construction of the Juvenile Management Center was completed in June of 1998. This construction encompassed administrative offices, educational classrooms, a dietary unit, and a medical clinic as well as the observation and assessment unit.

Phase II construction was completed in the fall of 2001 and included additional office space for Juvenile Services Coordinators, District Liaisons, and IT Support Services. Furnishings, staff, and juveniles from the Juvenile Corrections Center–Fast Track building were moved into Juvenile Management Center and the new addition. The name of the facility was changed to Juvenile Corrections Center–Nampa.

Phase III construction was completed July 2008. Solutions, a co-occurring disorder-capable unit, opened for juvenile admission in August 2008. The Solutions unit services 12 female and 12 male adolescents with criminogenic needs who have a mental health disorder and possible diagnosed substance abuse disorder.