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Indiana Department of Corrections

Division of Youth Services

DYS > Pendleton Juvenile Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility

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Facility Summary




Security Level

Avg Daily Population
Calendar Year 2013: 188

Campus Style
Maximum security
housing for students
unable to manage
their behavior in
the open campus.



Alison Yancey

9310 South State Road 67
Pendleton, IN 46064

Phone Number:
(765) 778-3778

Facility Announcements

PARENT INFORMATION & EDUCATION SESSIONS (PIES):  Executive staff meets monthly with parents to collaborate and improve communication between the facility and the families of the youth at Pendleton Juvenile.  During the meeting, parents and family members over 18 years of age will be given a facility tour. Staff will discuss programs, policies and issues related to the administration of the facility.  Parents are encouraged to bring suggestions and ideas for discussion.  If you are interested in being a member of the ‘PIES’ please provide your contact information by completing the attached flyer and returning it to the facility. Flyers will be posted in visitation area announcing upcoming meeting dates.

Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility TIPS Line The TIPS line is a reporting communications tool to pass on credible information such as a threat to the safety and security of Pendleton Juvenile and our surrounding community.

Call (765) 778-2015

The TIPS line is now set up for use by staff, volunteers, student families and the general public.

***The TIPS line is not to be used to present general complaints about staff.


Community Advisory Board meeting will be on July 22, 2015

This is the Pendleton Correctional Complex Advisory Board. The starting times for all dates will be 9:00 AM.  


  • January 15, 2014 – Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • July 16, 2014 – Correctional Industrial Facility

CAB Members


Community Involvement Coordinator

Rev. Luis Gierbolini

765-778-3778 ext. 2554

 Volunteer Programs

The Community Involvement Department (CID) of Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility (PNJCF) is designed to meet the needs of the students who have committed crimes that have placed them in a correctional setting. Each facility assesses the needs of their students. Based upon the current needs of the students, CID designs and establishes programs to help meet those needs. In addition to designing programs, CID recruits and trains volunteers to assist in these programs.

Volunteer work aids in the overall work of PNJCF, helping the student have a successful re-entry back into their perspective communities.

Our volunteer services program at PNJCF seeks to provide meaningful opportunities for talented and dedicated individuals to utilize their skills and abilities. This can be both challenging and rewarding.

Volunteer/Donation Needs

Volunteers Provide to our Student Population:

  1. An essential link to the outside community
  2. Wholesome community contact
  3. Opportunities for enhancement of skills, knowledge, or faith

Volunteer Groups

Volunteer Groups are often sponsored by a local community organization either secular or religious. These groups provide positive community contact for our student population. Opportunities exist for ongoing programs as well as one time or occasional special programs

Volunteer Groups Provide the Following Services:

  1. Religious worship, study, and spiritual growth events
  2. Substance abuse groups
  3. Sports and recreation
  4. Cultural recreation
  5. Entertainment

Individual Volunteers

Our volunteers contribute their time and talents in many ways. They work side by side with and under the supervision of the facility staff. Individual volunteers can offer the following services for our students:

  1. Serve as a mentor or tutor
  2. Sponsorship of specific interest level discussion groups
  3. Religious services and programming

Volunteer Requirements

How Can I Get Involve?

The following are the requirements for serving as a volunteer at PNJCF:

  1. 18 years of age or over
  2. Have demonstrated good character
  3. Have the maturity to handle the responsibility required for the volunteer position
  4. Apply to become a registered volunteer at PNJCF
  5. Complete volunteer orientation and annual training for returning volunteers
  6. Submit to a Diana Screening (juvenile facility only)
  7. Submit to a background check
  8. Submit to a Child Protective Services Background Check. In instances where a volunteer is to provide a specialized service, he/she must be credentialed in that subject area.

As part of the screening process you will be asked to provide information on your background and qualifications. You will be interviewed and complete specific forms related to your program participation.


  1. Relatives of a student may not volunteer in the same facility where he is assigned.
  2. Volunteers may not be on a student’s visiting list unless specifically approved.
  3. Currently on Parole or Probation