Bay Pines Center
Bay Pines Center
2425 North 30th Street
Escanaba, MI 49829
Dane Ross, Director
Providing secure residential detention services for youth of either gender awaiting a court decision as well as residential treatment programs for youth adjudicated for criminal offenses. Bay Pines Center is licensed to accept up to 45 youth age 12 to 20.
Treatment programs focus on community safety, victim restitution, and offender accountability or responsibility. In addition, our staff believes that adolescents are able to make changes in their behavior, especially if the relationships are in place that will challenge their assumptions and behavior. Youth who enter Bay Pines want to change, and treatment must provide tools for youth to make changes and those tools must be portable and useful upon release from Bay Pines.
- Average length of stay is 13 months.
- Treatment groups are limited to 10 youths.
- Each treatment group has their own living area.
- Treatment programs use cognitive-behavioral therapy.
- Youths are involved in over 40 hours of treatment activities per week.
- Youths attend 30 hours of educational instruction per week in on-campus, year-round school.
- Our youths have built eight Habitat for Humanity homes in the Escanaba community.
- Outside employment opportunities available at appropriate point in treatment program.
- Education program endorsed by the Escanaba Public High School.
- Youths are eligible for high school diploma on completion of necessary credits.
- Fully accredited high school offering academic credits and high school diplomas issued by Escanaba Public High School.
- All teachers are Special Education-certified.
- All teachers are highly qualified as required by No Child Left Behind legislation.
- Individualized grade-level-appropriate instruction.
- Over 90 youth have received their high school diploma from Escanaba High School or GED
- Tutors and specialists available for reading and speech disabilities.
- College courses available through Bay Community College.
- Physical conditioning, including rock climbing, cross-country skiing, baseball offered.
- Youths gain an average academic growth in excess of 1.5 grade levels per year.
- Campus-wide Balanced & Restorative Justice programming.
- On-campus medical and dental services.
- On-campus psychiatric and psychological services.
- Housing for visiting families.
- Off-campus employment opportunities.
- On-campus Adventure Education facilities.
- Community-based religious and spiritual enrichment programs.
- Native American spiritual and support services.
- Narcotics Anonymous and Al-Anon teen groups.
- Resources to make family housing arrangements for visiting youth in treatment.