The Juvenile Corrections System consists of the various juvenile programs in Custer known as the State Treatment and Rehabilitation (STAR) Academy, the West Farm program near Sioux Falls, contractual foster care and juvenile aftercare services. For a listing of the state-run programs or for more information on foster care and juvenile aftercare services, see the menu on the left.We also utilize various in-state and out-of-state providers to place youth who have specific needs.
The state Department of Social Services provides mental health and chemical dependency services for the juvenile corrections system. Correctional Behavioral Health
The state Department of Health provides medical, dental and optometric services. Correctional Health
Our website also features information on statistics of juvenile corrections. Information on a variety of subjects is available on juvenile corrections in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) section of our website.
All of the juvenile programs at STAR Academy participate in the Performance Based Standards project. For more information, click on the link to the left.