Weber Valley Youth Center


Division of Juvenile Justices Service

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Juvenile Justice Service is to be the leader in the field of juvenile justice by changing young lives, supporting families and keeping communities safe.


Weber Valley Youth Center

Address: 1305 South 700 West, Ogden, UT 84404          Phone: (801) 612-4901



  • FREE Youth and Family Program include
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Short-term residential respite care (ages 12 to 17)
    • Life Skills Groups
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Individual Counseling
    • Family Counseling
    • Connections to Community Resources
    • Urine Analysis screenings
    • Suicidal ideation screenings

BCI (Brief Community Intervention)

The Brief Community Intervention Program provides after school programming for moderate to high risk youth involved, or at risk of being involved, in Utah’s juvenile justice system.

  • Program Description
    • The goal of the program is to implement research-based approaches to decrease criminogenic risk factors, improve positive youth development and keep the community safe. Youths will attend after school and some Saturdays. The program will:
      • Teach youths skills to reduce risk on criminogenic needs that are identified in the service plan
      • Use proven skill-building strategies
      • Provide extra supervision, monitoring and accountability

DSI (Day Skills Intervention)

DSI provides responsive support to youth during the school day, includes education, evidence based groups, family support services and skills development for court-involved youth.

  • Program Description
    • The goal of Day Skills Intervention is to reduce recidivism by helping youths acquire the skills to successfully function in their homes, schools and communities. The program helps youth to:
      •  Access community resources that support a youth’s educational, vocational, and medical/treatment needs ļ‚· Identify community supports and identify previous skills learned
      • Build skills to reduce criminogenic needs that are identified in the needs assessment service plan
      • Use proven skill building strategies
      • Meet educational needs including credit recovery and educational assessment.


Secured Detention is designed to provide short-term confinement of youths who pose an immediate danger to the community.

  • Program Description
    • Secured detention provides short-term confinement for delinquent youths awaiting adjudication, placement, or serving a sentence ordered by a Utah Juvenile Court Judge. JJS operates 11 separate locked detention programs throughout the state. Youths participate in school, cognitive behavioral skill building groups and recreational activities. Family involvement including phone contact and visitation is available and strongly encouraged. The Statewide Detention Admission Guidelines provides an extensive list of “Holdable Offenses.” Any of these offenses outline will admit a youth into detention. The list of guidelines can be found at: https://

ALTA (Adult Living for TransitionalĀ Achievement)

The Adult Living for Transitional Achievement Program (ALTA) provides temporary housing, reentry support services, and skills development for youth in JJS custody returning to the community following a placement in a secure facility/high risk residential placement.

  • Program Description
    • The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism by helping youths to successfully reintegrate into the community following out-of-home placement. Staff help youth to:
      • Continue therapeutic services, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, substance use treatment, and individual therapy.
      • Identify available community resources to support the youth's educational, vocational, medical and treatment needs.
      • Practice independent living skills so the youth can successfully maintain housing, employment and successful relationships.