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Bay Pines Center

Providing secure residential detention services for youth of either gender awaiting a court decision. Residential treatment programs for youth adjudicated for criminal offenses. Secure short-term, solution-focused intensive treatment for youth as an alternative to traditional residential treatment. Bay Pines Center is licensed to accept up to 45 youth age 12 to 20.

Treatment Highlights 

The core delinquency rehabilitative treatment is provided through both the daily treatment milieu and individualized therapeutic sessions. A group treatment model is used to promote accountability and improve social interaction skills.  The therapeutic environment is supported by a cognitive behavioral framework of evidence based treatment models.

  • 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 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.
  • Certification in Serv-Safe

Educational Highlights 

  • 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. 
  • 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. 

Additional Services 

  • 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.

Contact Information:

Bay Pines Center 
2425 North 30th Street
Escanaba, MI 49829

Patrick McKeage, WOC Director 
Phone: 906-789-1232
Fax: 906-789-9848