Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting the Weber Valley Multi-use Youth Center

Weber Valley Multi-Use Youth Center

Ogden, Utah

On May 18, 2018, was the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Weber Valley Multi-use Youth Center. It was an inspiration to see everything come together and to know we all worked together to create a center that will change lives for the better.

The mid-1960s facility was replaced with a gentler multi-use youth center that fosters youth programs, reduces trauma, nurtures family connections and healing, and provides access to a comprehensive range of supportive services for youth. With the help from Layton Construction and Midwest Commercial Interiors, we were able to design and build a transformative environment for youth and their families.

Building on the success of Early Intervention Strategies in lieu of tradition detention, JRCA Architects was task with developing the program and design for the new Weber Valley Multi-Use Youth Center. The design visualizes the Division of Juvenile Justice’s goal of creating a multi-use facility that reinforces restorative justice, facilitates trauma informed treatment, and avoids the traditional adult detention image. The facility provides an all-inclusive location for youth, families, and law enforcement including:

  • Secure Detention Housing

  • Non-Secure Residential Housing 

  • Early Intervention/Diversion/Day Treatment

  • Case Management

  • Transition Services

  • School Educational Services

  • Physical Fitness and Recreation

  • Centralize Intake/Receiving

  • Administration

  • JJS Training

JRCA Architects conducted model facility tours, needs assessment interviews, and conceptual planning workshops to determine the facility requirements, multi-use opportunities, site requirements, budget requirements, and to build a consensus. 

Building Area     65,882 S.F.

Completion:        May 2018