West Central Regional Juvenile Center

The West Central Regional Juvenile Center (WCRJC) functions as a coed 32 bed secure facility, as well as a coed 15 bed non-secure care program. The center is located in Moorhead, Minnesota and provides services for juveniles with behavioral, protection, dependency, and delinquency issues.


  • To provide a safe living environment for youth.
  • To provide for basic needs of youth.
  • To provide an atmosphere which will develop and maintain self-respect, responsibility and concern for others.
  • To respect the rights of each youth.
  • To provide a variety of expectations so that each youth can realize some measure of success.
  • To help youth to discover and utilize resources that can help them to live successfully.

Secure Residential Program Brochure

The Secure Residential Program Brochure (PDF) provides information on the secure residential program, different components, group programming, privileges earned, contact information and more. A comprehensive referral form can be found here (PDF).

Mission Statement

In an expression of the community's concern for the safety and welfare of its youth, the West Central Regional Juvenile Center provides a safe, secure and non-secure setting for juveniles who are in need of out of home placement. Dignity, self-worth and responsibility are encouraged and developed. A varied and active program in education, recreation and counseling is provided.

Public Notification – Non-Discrimination Statement

The West Central Regional Juvenile Center participates in the USDA child nutrition program. "In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

Vision Statement

Nurturing Children Today……..for a Quality Tomorrow